Education and training providers partnering to ensure all young people participate in challenging, relevant and engaging learning that broadens personal aspirations and improves education and transition outcomes.

A Chance to Win an iPad2

Technology Industry Association

Do you have an interest in technology, science, multimedia, design, engineering or maths?

Muso Magic



MusoMagic provides innovative, outstanding workshops and programs that unite, engage, motivate and empower groups of all ages and backgrounds through the magic of song.

Using music as the powerful and unifying medium that it is, MusoMagic experiences lead groups through activities designed to lift them out of their comfort zones in the bonding process of creating a song that reflects shared themes and values.

Tailored to meet designated objectives and themes, the process involves open communication, negotiation, compromise and trust – the main ingredients to any successful relationship – all facilitated in a creative, fun and safe environment. The tangible result is not only a brilliant song and video clip, but, most importantly, a group that is united under a common banner of shared values and goals.

Roundtable Report and Government Response

Business Helping School to Develop Australia’s Future

Please find documents attached of the Roundtable Report for:

Career Development Centre – Riverland

To provide individual, confidential, and independent career planning assistance that enables people to realise and enhance their skills and capabilities. Assist employers through training and workforce development to grow and retain their workforce. Develop sustainable partnerships with the aim of expanding the service to all.

The Career Development Centre Riverland office is located at the Regional Development Australia 6 Kay Avenue, Berri

Speakers in School Program

The Advantage SA Speakers In Schools program assists in addressing the State’s future needs in the areas of population and workforce. The program engages young professionals to visit schools around the State, encouraging and inspiring young people to follow their career aspirations here in South Australia.

School Leavers Guide 2010

The School Leavers Guide 2010 is designed to guide students into the next phase of their life, providing up to date information on all aspects of what is available after leaving school.

Schools First

Schools First is brought to life by NAB in partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

At its heart, Schools First brings together students, teachers, parents and community members to help young people grow. Launched in October 2008 by the Hon. Julia Gillard, MP, Schools First is a national awards program pledging $15 million over three years.

The program provides:

· Financial recognition of success in establishing effective school-community partnerships; and

· Financial support to build stronger school-community partnerships.

 In 2010, 108 school-community partnerships will benefit from Schools First with over $5 million committed. 

My Career Match

My Career Match specialises in career profiles for students – matching their personality style with the most suited careers. Fast, easy to use, and accurate, students discover their natural gifts and talents and receive a career profile that provides valuable information to set them on the right path. Reports are packed with great stuff: career options, resume content, how they can make a difference …. and the nice thing along the way students discover their style – what they naturally rock at!!

Based on over 15 years of research, psychometric and personality testing and observation, My Career Match is presented to schools, colleges and universities to help students gain greater understanding of themselves and the opportunities available to them, and to help them in their search for their ‘perfect career’.


Sustainability Training

 Career Choices gives you useful information about the industries in South Australia so that you can make informed decisions when planning your career.

Just reading about one industry will not necessarily give you the full picture about the range of possible career opportunities. You may be able to start out in one industry and move to one of the linked industries because the skills required are similar.

Career Choices is arranged into 27 industries and describes what sort of jobs can be found in an industry, the training needed to get these jobs and general prospects for the industry. Each industry section has information on employment prospects and skills in demand in South Australia.

Career Choices gives you an estimate of the likely number of job openings over the next five years. Each section also includes:

·         the occupations within the industry

·         occupations currently in demand

·         quick facts about the industry based on Census data

·         your options for getting into the industry, including VET in SACE courses, post-school vocational training or university degrees

For more information follow the link below

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

For your information, the following Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) briefing paper is now available:

Early post-school outcomes of Indigenous youth: the role of literacy and numeracy

Note: To access this briefing paper you will need to register for the LSAY website. Registration is free and will enable you to subscribe to receive email alerts for all or selected releases.  If you are already registered, simply enter your email address when prompted.

The Workplace Learning Toolbox

Resources for teachers

The Workplace Learning Toolbox is a suite of resources to enhance the quality of workplace learning for students undertaking work experience, structured workplace learning and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. These resources aim to provide young people with information about the work environment, with a strong focus on occupational health and safety.

The Toolbox contains 14 short video clips with accompanying teacher notes, lesson plans and student activities.

The Toolbox also includes information brochures on workplace learning for students, educators, employers and parents/guardians.

Ken Robinson

Changing Education Paradigms

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Youth Office Express

General Information

The Office for Youth (OfY) is a State Government agency within the Department for Communities that is responsible for developing programs and policies that meet the needs of people aged 12 to 25 in Western Australia.

We recognise that the young people who live in Western Australia are diverse and have a lot to contribute in a variety of ways

Our Mission

The Office for Youth connects young Western Australians with government and community, and uses their insights and experiences to shape government policy and programs.