The world of work is changing radically and rapidly, in part because of technology. This section lists resources that relate to careers and student futures.
Use this information to help discuss the potential of your child taking up a digital technology subject in the later years of high school.
This site includes resources for parents, including the Careers with Code guide, Pathways to Tech resource, the Digital Careers Activity Map and links to a range of interesting events and activities.
This resource shows the wide variety of careers that computer science can lead to – everything from art and music to medicine and agriculture. The site includes a quiz, a degree finder and people profiles.
This resouce assists users to identify a range of careers related to computational thinking and coding. After registering, select the 'Bullseye' section and select 'Computing'. Users can then select specific job titles for further exploration.
These are a set of videos of Australians working in the digital technologies area.
The more you know about programming, the more you can do. Don't be afraid to break stuff, it's all virtual anyway.
These YouTube clips showcase businesses that have benefited from the digital era through a variety of platforms.
This 5-day work experience program operates in Sydney and Melbourne to support and motivate girls' involvement in digital technologies-based careers.
This personal-experience article encourages parents and teachers to think outside the box.
This is Regional Development Australia's workforce development program. The website has broader resources which highlight STEM-focused careers and a toolkit of teaching resources.
This opinion piece looks at the changing nature of the workforce and the ways in which we can 'future-proof' our students.
Day of STEM aims to inspire the next generation of Australian STEM professionals through an interactive, online STEM awareness platform called Day of STEM.
Australia 2020, within the Day of STEM platform, examines key themes that are woven together to tell a story that brings to life exciting innovations in Australia's future such as automated vehicles, drone delivery, secure banking, and wireless technologies.
Explore careers in technology
This 2016 report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides a detailed analysis of Australia's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.
This infographic illustrates key findings from Australia's STEM Workforce report.
Career changers are intrinsically motivated and tend to be more committed to teaching, having changed careers later in life.
Girls need their parents to support them in heading towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
STEM jobs represent one of the fastest-growing opportunities in our economy, and students need the skills to qualify for these jobs.
Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.
The first 30 Superstars of STEM have graduated, following a year of training, support, and opportunities to speak with the media, decision makers, mentors, students and teachers across Australia.