National Careers Institute

National Careers Institute Alexander Vilagosh Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:05

School Leavers Information Kit

School Leavers Information Kit Alexander Vilagosh Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:14

Are you getting ready to leave school? Are you aged between 15 to 24? Support is here.

Life after school can be full of exciting opportunities. You might discover new passions, develop valuable skills or learn more about what you want out of life.

The School Leavers Information Kit (SLIK) can help you figure out where you’re heading and can help you get ready for life after school. The SLIK can help you discover the next steps for your education, training and work. Download a free copy of the School Leavers Information Kit at

With all the options out there, you might still be deciding what to do next. We know the transition from school into work, study or training can sometimes be challenging, and COVID-19 has presented some additional uncertainty. You might want to talk through your options with someone. You can chat or text a real person who can answer your questions and provide support.

Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337), text SLIS2021 to 0429 009 435 or email for personalised support. You can book a free 45 minute career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner to get some help.

Infographic. Emily wants to use 2021 to focus on building her future career. She has a lot of options in mind, but she needs some help deciding between them. If Emily sounds like you, there is a Help to build your future career section in the SLIK. You can also explore opportunities close to home in the Localised information section. This can help you decide on your next move. Raj isn’t sure what he wants to do next year. He had been thinking about taking a gap year, but now he’s reconsidering. He’s looking

Identify your skills!

No matter what option you pursue, don’t forget that you already have a range of employability skills that can help you. Employability skills - like communication and teamwork - are important in all education, training and work pathways.

The SLIK includes information about how you can characterise your employability skills by drawing on your experiences. It shows you how you can build these skills into your résumé, or education and training applications, to set you apart from the crowd. The SLIK also shows how you can apply your skills within a range of different industries.

Infographic. Organisational skills - "For my part-time job as a supermarket attendant, I always attended my shifts on time, had good time management, could be relied upon to meet deadlines and wasn't distracted by my phone.” Digital capabilities - "At school I learnt how to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. I understand how to do basic tasks using all these tools and am eager to learn more." Communication and social skills - "Volunteering at the local animal shelter, I developed clear and p

Plus, there is information about:

  • further education and training
  • different industries across Australia
  • gap years, volunteering, working harvest jobs in regional Australia or starting your own business
  • applying for jobs.

And, tailored information, no matter your location or circumstance:

  • disability and special education needs
  • localised information in each state and territory
  • rural, regional and remote support
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support.

Making decisions about what to do when you leave school can be challenging. If you want to speak to someone about how you are feeling, there is a list of resources in the SLIK.

School leavers can also access a free, 45-minute personalised career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner.

School Leavers Information Service

School Leavers Information Service Alexander Vilagosh Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:19

Are you looking for tailored career support or guidance? Are you aged between 15 and 24? Did you know that there is a free, dedicated information service available to answer your questions and provide support? You can talk to an Information Officer or book a career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner.

Text, email or call

Our information officers will help you:

  • understand the School Leavers Information Kit (SLIK)
  • find and use the Your Career website
  • find the support services for you.

Our qualified career practitioners can take this one step further. You can book a free, 45-minute phone session with someone who understands what you’re going through. They can talk to you about:

  • career planning
  • training and further study
  • looking for work.

Your school is also there to help

If you’re still in school, your career advisor or guidance counsellor can help you work out the right options for you, including information on what’s available in your state or territory.

Help for parents and guardians

To help you start the conversation at home, we have developed the Parents and Guardian’s Guide for School Leavers.

This is available at and has been designed to help you understand options available to support and assist your child in making their choice after they leave school.

Whether they choose to start working straight away or continue their education and training, or take an alternative pathway such as a gap year.

This guide sits alongside the SLIK and includes information on financial assistance and other support available to your child. Alexander Vilagosh Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:24

Helping you take the next step in Your Career

As the nation deals with COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for people to have reliable access to information about education, training and work pathways. is Australia’s authoritative source of careers information to help people take the next step in their careers – no matter what age or stage they are at.

For people looking for their first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce, Your Career makes it easy to find the information they need.

Your Career provides information about study or work options based on tailored careers information and highlights support programs available to help.

Delivered by the National Careers Institute, the Your Career website is powered by the National Skills Commission’s labour market intelligence.

Your Career includes:

  • career quizzes to explore a future career, or options now
  • study or training options to help gain new skills
  • tips for successful job search, including résumé writing
  • links to support services to help people find employment, manage wellbeing and understand their rights at work, and
  • an A to Z of occupations, including detailed career descriptions, pay and available jobs.
Infographic. Your Options Now - Find the types of jobs currently available or a short course to build on your skills. Your Future Career - Find study, training or job options that support your current career needs or goals. Your Career has information to help you start, manage or transition your career. Get Career Ideas - Explore jobs that match your skills, interests and goals and be inspired by real career stories. Learn and Train - Study can help you get the job you want or extend your skills in a career