Talking to young people about career pathways and opportunities

Did you know that approximately 80% of young people turn to their parents in the first instance for careers advice?

Do you feel competent as parent to provide that advice?

The reality is that there are job opportunities and career pathways for young people today that didn’t even exist ten years ago. Career conversations therefore are more important than ever to ensure our young people are aware of all the opportunities available to them. For some tips to get you started, please see Start a conversation - Department of Education or download this resource: 10 Ideas To Help Parents Talk Careers With Their Teens.

For upcoming metro, regional and online events, please see career development events.

Access free tools and resources to help your child develop self-awareness, explore future study options and career opportunities, and make informed career decisions through myfuture. Find tips and strategies to help engage their interest in careers, ways to support their career aspirations, and information on the future of work.

Click here to the view the six ways for parents and carers to support children’s career exploration infographic.