High school career program case study materials now available

June_2017_factory_tour.jpgThe Aspirational Careers Development Program is a set of activities for year nine students aimed at exploring career options through contact with local industry representatives and excursions to a variety of workplaces.

The program was created by the Order of Australia Association’s Western Australian branch and has run in multiple Western Australian schools over the last few years. Throughout the program, students maintain a journal to reflect on their personal career preferences and what they have learned about a variety of occupations and industries. The program emphasises building literary, communication and numeracy skills, alongside seeking out post-school education and training in order to achieve career goals.

For other schools interested in running similar programs, Order of Australia has shared some case study materials including lesson plans, course journals and school planners. These materials are available at the Career Centre website’s School Zone page.

Perth Careers Expo 2017


The Careers Expo is on again this year from Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Entry is free.

Are you considering your future training needs? At the expo you will be able to meet representatives from TAFEs, Western Australian universities, and other training providers. You’ll also be able to speak with a variety of career and employment advisory agencies.

The Perth Career Centre will also be attending the expo. We can assist you with planning your career, making career decisions and finding occupations that match your interests.

Visit the Careers Expo website for a full list of the exhibitors attending this year’s expo. This is a great opportunity to get started on the next step of your career journey.

We look forward to seeing you there!