2010 myfuture Video Competition Best School Entry is now open - register your interest

2010 myfuture Video Competition is now on!

Help your students explore career ideas and learn new skills.

The myfuture Video Competition - Best School Entry is open for 2010. Bigger and better than ever before, schools now have the opportunity to win a cash prize of $7500. The aim of the competition is to assist young people (aged 12-25) to explore career ideas by producing a 2-3 minute video on an occupation that interests them. To assist educators and students with creating videos, the competition is supported by a wide range of complimentary educational resources. These valuable resources are relevant to career education and video production. This is a motivating and exciting opportunity for students Australia wide to explore their future in a creative and innovative way.

School Entry commences on 30 July and closes 29 October 2010. Individual students and groups are encouraged to enter. New categories for 2010 include the myfuture Youth Video Award (non secondary school) that offers a cash prize of $7500. This category commences on 1 August and closes on Friday 28 February 2011.

All entrants will also have the chance to win an additional $5000 with the myfuture Viewers¹ Choice Video Award. Voted by myfuture visitors, videos entered into the Youth and School categories will be automatically submitted into the Viewers Choice category.

Visit the myfuture website for further information and to sign up to receive regular competition updates that will provide helpful tips for producing a video entry.

myfuture is Australia's career information & exploration service.

This project was supported by funding from the Australian Government. myfuture Video Competition is managed by Education Services Australia. myfuture is a joint initiative of Australian, state and territory governments.

Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR), 2 July 2010

Australian Jobs 2010 provides up-to-date information about jobs, including a guide to the occupations and industries in which Australians work. It highlights jobs with good prospects and includes information at a State/Territory and regional labour markets level. Australian Jobs also incorporates sections which help readers access employment services, Australian apprenticeships and higher education.

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Source: DEEWR

NCVER Latest Release: Developing the childcare workforce

Developing the childcare workforce: Understanding Ofight? or Oflight? amongst workers investigates how innovative employers in the childcare industry are overcoming challenges in the sector to improve workforce development.

To download a copy of this report visit

A research overview, Workforce development in early childhood education and care can be downloaded at

The 2009 ACS Judith Leeson Award finalists are ...

After much deliberation on the part of the judges the finalists have been selected for the 2009 ACS Judith Leeson Award for Excellence in Careers Teaching, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Primary school category finalists (in no particular order)

Secondary school category finalists (in no particular order) Congratulations to our finalists, and indeed all the nominees this year. As the name suggests, the quality of the nominations for this award for excellence in careers teaching does tend to reflect that but this year the judges' expectations were exceeded in both categories. Thank you for the obvious time and effort that went into the submissions.

Our thanks to the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for their generous sponsorship of the Award and to our panel of judges: Anna Lichtenberg, Leigh Rayner and Dr Peter Carey.

The finalists will be attending the 2010 CDAA Conference in Adelaide in April next year where you will be able to find out a little more about their programs - and who the final winners are!

The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) and the Prime Minister's Award for Skills Excellence in School

l The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises Year 12 students who demonstrate exceptional skills, commitment and achievement while undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program or an Australian School-based Apprenticeship.

Each year, the AVSP recognises up to 500 outstanding Year 12 students. Students are nominated by their school and each winner receives $2000 and a certificate.

The AVSP promotes the value of vocational education and training in schools recognising students who choose to pursue a practical training pathway while completing their senior secondary studies.

Award Details

Scholarships for career advisers announced

The Australian GovernmentÕs Scholarships for Career Advisers program provides an opportunity for practitioners to enhance their career advisory skills, and by extension, supports young people making the transition from school to work or further study.

There are two scholarship categories: a Study Scholarship or an Industry Placement.

This year 74 careers advisers were awarded a Study Scholarship, which provides each adviser with $5000 to assist in postgraduate level studies to upgrade their qualifications.

There were also 18 Industry Placement Scholarships awarded. The recipients will each receive $10 000 to support them in taking up a short-term industry placement, enriching their knowledge of workplaces, occupations and industries.

The recipients of Scholarships for Careers Advisers were selected from metropolitan, regional and remote areas across Australia.

This program is part of the Australian Government's commitment to improve quality teaching, and increase support to students as they move from school on to further education or employment.

This important support for the professional development of career practitioners will ensure high quality career education and advice is provided in schools, TAFEs and universities.

Further information on the Scholarships for Career Advisers program including a full list of recipients, is available at

WA Training Awards

WA Training Awards

The WA Training Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and and employers.

WA Trainee of the Year 2009 - Adam Selby of St James

Adam started his first full-time career as an apprentice refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic when he left school in 1999.

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2009 - Salathiel McKay, of Karratha

With a strong interest in electricity and the electro technology industry, Salathiel applied for an instrument electrical apprenticeship with Woodside Energy Limited in 2004 and started as a first year apprentice in 2005.

WA Training Awards

World Skills Competition 2009

The WA World Skills open competitions are run every two years and available to anyone who lives, studies or works in WA as long as they meet the age criteria (for the 2009 state competition cycle Š you must be born on or after 1/1/1986).

After all competitions have been completed in WA this year the make up of Team WA will be determined and these competitors will be invited to participated in the Australian National Competition to be held in Brisbane in May 2010.

World Skills Australia will then assess performances at the National competition being held in London in 2011. To be eligible to compete in London competitors must be born on or after 1/1/1989.

Competition details and Awardees

World Skills.Org

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