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Balcombe Grammar School Careers


Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

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100 Jobs of the Future

Rather than dwelling on robots taking our jobs, we can look at the opportunities that technology brings to tomorrow’s workforce. A 2017 report by Commonwealth bank stated that ‘the future of work will be primarily about how people can collaborate effectively with machines to do what neither can do alone’. 

Ford Australia partnered with Deakin and Griffith universities to create an extensive report on what the future of work will look like in the coming years. 

Here are just a few of the jobs that featured on the list:

• Nostalgists: Assisting in preserving the memories of elderly people to create a personalised experience for older people and people with dementia

• Child assistant bot programmers: Designing humanoid robots that support children to play safely

• Chief ethics officers: Working with large companies and government organisations to ensure they are considering genuine ethical practices and adhering to corporate social responsibility

 Cricket farmers: With 1,900 edible species of insect available, crickets are an excellent and efficient source of protein 

We don’t know for sure what the future holds but we do know that technology is only going to keep progressing rapidly and contributing to the ever-changing workforce. Visit 100jobsofthefuture.com to view the whole list and start future-proofing your career plans. 

What are soft skills and why are they important?

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald explains these important employment skills. The full article can be accessed at https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/what-are-soft-skills-and-why-are-they-important-20190805-p52e31.html 

Entry level jobs in Asutralia shrinking

News.com recently published an intersting article on this topic. The full article can be accessed at https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/the-shrinking-number-of-entrylevel-jobs-in-australia/news-story/e0bc18e605fd1b1e852dbfb91a534b35 

Entry level jobs in Asutralia shrinking

News.com recently published an intersting article on this topic. The full article can be accessed at https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/the-shrinking-number-of-entrylevel-jobs-in-australia/news-story/e0bc18e605fd1b1e852dbfb91a534b35 

Career Conversations

Career Conversations is an online resource to help you to talk to your child about what sort of career they would like in the future. Talking to your child about their interests and abilities can help them meet their potential. Go to 'For Parents' on this page to find out more

Making appointments with the careers counsellor

Go to 'For Students or For Parents.'

Here you or your family can make a 30 minute in person or phone appointment with your career counselor.

An Introduction to Career Tools

On the Careers page on the intranet there is an fact sheet sheet for our Career Tools website.

Why study Humanities?

Faculty of Education and Arts

Why study arts?

A recent article written by Yale University President, Peter Salovey, and published by the World Economic Forum points to the growing need for investment in the area of humanities.

Salovey maintains that knowledge in disciplines such as art, literature and history strengthen our emotional intelligence – a skill that has been identified as being critical for success in the future workforce, and one which is transferrable across all sectors. He comments that “only through the humanities can we prepare leaders of empathy, imagination, and understanding – responsive and responsible leaders who embrace complexity and diversity”.

This narrative is also echoed by Professor Michael Ondaatje, National Head of School of Arts at ACU. For further information on Arts courses at ACU, please visit our website.

To read the full article
click here

The New Working World

Barriers to full-time work

The young people identified a number of barriers to gaining full-time work.

  • Not enough practical work experience
  • Lack of appropriate education
  • Lack of the necessary career management skills
  • Not enough jobs

Read more at https://www.work-ready.com.au/educators-community/the-new-work-reality/ 

Engineering employment prospects

The demand for engineers is continuining to increase. Read more here

The Melbourne Model

Follow the link to read about the revised model of learning at Melbourne University where undergarduate specialist degrees have been replaced with general degrees before specialising for the post graduate degree

 

http://mag.alumni.unimelb.edu.au/degrees-of-difference/

 
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