Release type: Joint Media Release


Online resources to help young people navigate career pathways


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
The Hon Steve Irons MP
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships

Schools, parents, employers and educators can now access resources to better support secondary students making decisions about their future careers, following the launch of the schooltowork website.  

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said these resources will help students to make more informed decisions about their career options after school and where a vocational education and training (VET) qualification can take them.”

“Deciding what to do when you finish school is an exciting but daunting time. We want young people to know about all their learning and career options so they can choose something that suits them.” Minister Cash said.

“It’s vitally important they are able to make informed choices and are made aware of all the possible career outcomes available through an apprenticeship or VET qualification.” 

The resources were developed as part of Future Ready: a student focussed National Career Education Strategy, so all school students have access to high quality career education tailored to their needs and highlighting the benefits of VET or higher education pathways. 

Resources were developed in partnership with state and territory education departments, industry, and career education groups. The website includes toolkits to support school and industry partnerships, articles for parents to have conversations about post-school studies and apprenticeships, and examples of transition programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, the Hon Steve Irons MP, said the schooltowork website is one of the many Government initiatives to get more Australians into meaningful work and empower them to make more informed career decisions. 

“This complements the Morrison Government’s $585 million Skills Package - Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow, to help Australians develop the skills they need to succeed in our changing labour market,” Assistant Minister Irons said.

“All these strategies will work together to provide accurate and up to date information for young people, families and career educators.” 

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