Three tools to focus careers conversations

Learn more about the Digital Careers Toolbox and the ways it can be used to help students make informed choices about occupations that suit their personalities, interests and preferences.

09 July 2020

The Digital Careers Toolbox is a new resource designed to help students identify careers and courses for when they finish high school.

It contains three of the best digital tools available to help students identify their strengths and passions, and match them with a career.

With a focus on careers rather than a higher education or VET specific pathway, it will help students make more informed choices about occupations which suit their personalities, interests and preferences.

Students will be able to quickly access both overview and in-depth information through the three tools in the toolbox:

LifeLauncher helps students explore over 5,000 course and career options, organise their research, and get the right amount of information to enable an enrolment decision after school. It’s best used as a conversation starter or to locate a local tertiary education provider. With bite-sized information, students can use this on-the-go or at home – anywhere in fact - on any device.

myfuture helps students to explore careers, plan pathways and transition into work. It also provides in-depth information and tailored support for career advisers, teachers and parents. It’s probably best used on a laptop or desktop as a research tool in a more focussed environment.

SkillsRoad 360° Virtual Workplace immerses students into different workplaces, letting them see what it’s like to work in some of Australia’s most exciting industries. Through interviews with people in a variety of the most in-demand jobs, students will get a more human feel for what it’s like in the workplace. As an immersive tool, it can be used with a virtual reality headset to really dive in. Of course, it’s equally useful with a standard device or computer.

For career advisers, the toolbox also contains a simple user guide, showing how you can transition from one site to the next to allow students to identify careers they’re interested in, find out more detailed information about those careers, and then finally identify where they can study a course to give them the skills and knowledge they need for entry-level success.

It’s also a suitable tool for parents to use – either by exploring all three sites, or dipping in and out of the sites and sections which most interest them. It can certainly be a conversation starter for them and their children.

We know that students tend to go to their parents for career advice, so we encourage you to share the toolbox with your school community. Any further support we can provide the parents and friends will help our young people make better decisions for their futures.

We encourage you to use the toolbox in your career advice lessons and discussions, and we welcome any feedback you have to help us improve it.

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