Career Teacher & VCAL Resources

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships SBAT Guide 2012 – 2013

If you are looking for the absolute  Guide to School Based Apprenticeships  and Traineeships then we recommend that you read through the “School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships SBAT Guide 2012 – 2013”.

The SBAT Guide will help students, parents and school staff  answer most questions  about SBATs including:

– What are SBATs?
– Who can do an SBAT?
– Who is involved in an SBAT and what are their roles?
– What are the benefits of an SBAT?
– What industries  offer SBATs?
– Who can help a student obtain an SBAT?

The Guide also uses Case Studies to demonstrates the different ways that a student can undertake an SBAT and how they are supported in that process.

The SBAT Guide is based on an initiative started by the Inner Northern LLEN and this edition of  the Guide has been developed through the collective efforts of the members of the Northern SBAT Task Force’s  Resources Working Group, with the financial support of  a range of sponsors and with a significant contribution of the Hume Whittlesea LLEN staff time.

Unfortunately as this is a big document packed full with knowledge and information we have had to break it up in to three different parts for easier downloading:

School Leavers Guide 2013 – 2014

The School Leavers Guide is an annual publication provided to all Banyule and Nillumbik upper level secondary school students when they are about to leave school. The booklet is designed to highlight and help connect these students to services which may support or address barriers to their successful transition.

Non School-based VCAL Options Booklet 2014

The purpose of this booklet is to improve the access and appropriateness of referrals to VCAL programs delivered across (and at the boundaries of) the Northern Metropolitan Region by the ACE Sector, TAFE Institutions, Community Agencies and Community Schools. The contents of this booklet should provide workers who refer young people to these VCAL programs with an insight into the focus, structure, target group and key contacts for each program

ACS Seminars

The 2010 ACS Seminars wrapped up on August 11 after a three week national road show around the country. Thank you to all of the committed career professionals who came along and participated in a fantastic day.

Seminar presentations are now available for download from the ACS website. Please visit: and then follow the link to download the presentations for your city’s seminar. These presentations are fantastic reference material so make sure to download copies while they are available. Presentations will be available until Friday 29th October.

Careers in a Green Economy

As Australian industry moves toward a ‘greener’ economy, there are career opportunities becoming available for young people. A new range of resources have been developed providing ‘green’ industry and career information. Read More

People in Profile at

Discover how young people are stepping into roles that require ‘green’ skills and are pursuing career pathways in the renewable energy industry. Read More

A young inventor with green ideas

Tom Rowntree won the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Electrotechnology Secondary School Students Awards for his innovative approach to chicken management. Read More

Awarding young inventors

NECA is supporting young people who have displayed an interest in pursuing a career in the electrotechnology industry and offers an award and prize money for innovative secondary school students with ideas or inventions. Read More

Quick Connections

Connect to the latest news and views on education, training and skills.

Review of Australian Higher Education Report
This report recommends a wide range of reforms to Australia ‘s tertiary education sector.

What is ‘social capital’ and how can vocational education and training help develop it?
Recent research in the vocational education and training (VET) sector shows that students are gaining a range of benefits from their studies, beyond expected course outcomes.

Visit Australian Industry Group’s to access quality, industry-driven career resources, download career fact sheets and profiles, locate your local Career Advice Australia representative and search the Career Resource Directory. Check out new fact sheets on GREEN SKILLS.

Career paths in the Transport and Logistics Industry

Please find below a link to a good interactive research tool geared towards young people interested in finding out more about the Transport and Logistics Industry. Just click on interactive tools and you can read about various jobs, career paths and pay scales.

University of Melbourne News

We have a new bursary opportunity for students who commence the BCom in 2010 and have made an application through Access and Equity (SEAS). Details are attached and below, but briefly: The value of each Commerce Opportunity Bursary in 2010 is $15,000 per annum for three years. Candidates will be taken from Melbourne Access (SEAS) applicants under the category of “Hardship caused by socio-economic circumstances”. Candidates may also be considered under the other equity categories as specified in the Access Melbourne scheme. And on that note…

The under represented schools list is finally available:

Also, the Careers Practitioners Seminar sessions are available to download here:

And lastly – a reminder that the University of Melbourne ‘s Open Day is on 16 August.