Life after high school can be an exciting yet stressful time for your son or daughter. It can also be unknown territory for parents. You'll no doubt have questions, and possibly even concerns, about what's in store for your child.
When your children are making these decisions about their future, there are a lot of things to consider. Students will make more informed choices about university courses if they follow their interests, explore their strengths and weaknesses, and research careers they're interested in.
There are many resources in place to help you and your child make these decisions. Here are a few key points to remember:
- Recognise your child’s interests and the pathways available to them
- Talk to teachers, career practitioners and professionals in your child’s field of interest. Work experience is a great chance for your child to gain a taste of what working in a specific industry is like
- Visit universities for events such as CDU Open Day and encourage your child to participate in on-campus events offered at their school
- Research the outcomes of the courses of interest. Are they going to get your child into the career they want? What are the entry requirements for the course? Are there any pre-requisites? What's the assumed knowledge?
- Explore careers, industries and employment websites.
- University vs high school
- Different types of study - HE vs VET
- Campus information
- Study Abroad
Other Useful Links
An informative website with information about career planning, education pathways and job information. Go to myfuture to see what's on offer.
Explore careers, enter competitions, take a career quiz, build your resume and apply for jobs. Skillsroad has information about how to find and choose the right job to best suit your strengths and personality. Go to Skillsroad to find out more.