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Careers: Work readiness

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Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman




Information regarding workplace rights and responsibilities for young workers and students

See the Fair Work Ombudsman guide for young workers webpage

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Are you ready to take the Workplace Basics Quiz?

Each module contains a series of questions on common workplace issues. You’ll get a score for each module you complete, as well as useful feedback, and links to more resources. Once you’ve completed all modules you can download a certificate of completion. Start the quiz now!

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Employability skills

All young people need a set of skills and attributes that will prepare them for both employment and
further learning. The Employability Skills Framework includes what employers think makes a good
employee.  Read more about employability skills and the Employability Skills Framework

Improve your chances of impressing employers by developing clarity about the skills you have to offer. Find out more about identifying your employability skills with this guide by The University of Sydney Careers Centre.

ASIC: Money management skills for students

ASIC's MoneySmart

ASIC's Be MoneySmart is an online training resource for VET students (including apprentices and trainees) and senior high school students. The resource helps students to develop money management skills which support their future careers in small business or as contractors.

ASIC's Be MoneySmart offers five online modules:

  • Saving, budgeting and spending - Students establish savings goals, create a budget and a savings plan.
  • Personal tax - Students establish a system for storing receipts and work through tax topics so they can prepare a return.
  • Superannuation - Students compare super funds, work through a super statement and learn how to keep track of their super.
  • Debt management - Students compare debt products, learn to manage credit cards and find out what to do if debt becomes a problem.
  • Insurance - Students investigate car, home and content insurance and learn how to choose the right type of insurance and level of cover.

Each module features real life examples and video case studies of young people from a range of occupations. The modules support 1 hour of online activity and 2 hours of offline study. Each module includes a student workbook.

Regional Skills Training: student resources

RST interactive workbooks are funded by DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) and are intended for free use by any student or school.

While this site specifically targets the rural and regional sectors of Australia the workbooks and activities found here are applicable for work training and preparedness in general.

Interactive workbooks are available for download on all of the following topics: