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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.

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Careers planning, inspiration and ideas


Digital Careers

Digital Careers

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.

Careers with Code

Careers with Code

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.

myfuture

myfuture

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.

Digital Careers

Digital Careers

These are a set of videos of Australians working in the digital technologies area.

Meet the professional

Meet the professional

The more you know about programming, the more you can do. Don't be afraid to break stuff, it's all virtual anyway.

Digital Directions

Digital Directions

These YouTube clips showcase businesses that have benefited from the digital era through a variety of platforms. 

Go4IT work experience program

Go4IT work experience program

This 5-day work experience program operates in Sydney and Melbourne to support and motivate girls' involvement in digital technologies-based careers.

From STEM to STEAM

'From STEM to STEAM: Young artists can become engineers too'

This personal-experience article encourages parents and teachers to think outside the box.

ME Program

ME Program

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.

Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future

'Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future'

This opinion piece looks at the changing nature of the workforce and the ways in which we can 'future-proof' our students.

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Australia 2020 Day of STEM Program

Day of STEM aims to inspire the next generation of Australian STEM professionals through an interactive, online STEM awareness platform called Day of STEM.

About Australia 2020: Day of STEM

About Australia 2020: 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.

ICT Career Wheel

ICT Career Wheel

Explore careers in technology

Workforce statistics


Australia's STEM Workforce

Australia's STEM Workforce

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.

STEM: Key facts

STEM: Key facts

This infographic illustrates key findings from Australia's STEM Workforce report.

What are employers saying about STEM?


STEM professionals

Want to solve our STEM skills problem? Bring in the professionals

Career changers are intrinsically motivated and tend to be more committed to teaching, having changed careers later in life.

STEM parents

Calling all parents – Australia’s future female scientists need your support now

Girls need their parents to support them in heading towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Where STEM Context and Careers Meet

Commentary: Where STEM Context and Careers Meet

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

Superstars of STEM

Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

Superstars of STEM rocket through pilot year

Superstars of STEM rocket through pilot year

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.