Support People for Learning & Career Choices

There are many people who can support you as you make learning and career choices. Your parents or guardians know you well and can help you to make subject choices and co-curricular or extra-curricular chioces that you may enjoy. If you have older brothers and sisters they may be able to give you information on what different school subjects and activities are like. This information can help you to make choices.


There are several people at your school who can help you to find out about your learning and career options. These include

Career Practitioners who can give you information on things like

  • Careers options
  • How to find out what jobs and courses you might enjoy
  • What school subjects are helpful for the careers and courses that interest you you are interested in
  • How to find a job, including filling out online application forms, writing a résumé, writing a cover letter, job interview skills, and portfolio.

If you don’t attend a school, you can locate a Career Practice;titioenr through the Career Development Association of Australia .

Curriculum Coordinators or year level coordinators can give you information about what you will study in all of your elective and core school subjects.

Heads of Faculty/Learning Areas at your school can give you information on what is involved in all the subjects in their learning area and information on learning pathways.

Subject Teachers can give you information about what is involved in the subjects they teach.

Home room teachers or tutors understand how you are going overall and can help you think about your elective subject choices.

Coordinators of Sport, Cultural Activities and Service Activities can give you information on the range of co-curricular or volunteering activities at your school.