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Exploring industries

Look at the range of jobs in the seafood industry and related industry sectors. Trace the career path of an aquaculture technician. Look at her reasons for choosing the industry and studying certificate and diploma courses. Answer questions about career planning. For example, identify advantages of looking at a broad range ...

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Exploring education and training pathways

Trace the career path of a telecommunications technician. Look at the steps she took to achieve her goals. For example, she did a VET course at school and chose subjects linked to a career path in electrotechnology. Answer questions about career planning such as the scope of a New Apprenticeship.


Ansett female pilot and trainee pilot, 1981

This black-and-white photograph shows Deborah Wardley, Australia's first female pilot to be employed by a major commercial airline, Ansett. Taken in 1981, the photograph shows Wardley on the left with trainee pilot Felicity Bush on the right.


Female apprentice in the metal trades, 1967

This is a 1967 black-and-white photograph of Miss Dawn Wild, an apprentice fitter and machinist in Sydney, using a micrometer to measure a 'bush' cut by a lathe. She is wearing a hard hat and overalls and is pictured inside the factory beside the large lathe.


Apprenticeship agreement, c1920s

This is an apprenticeship agreement made out for George Henry Doxey in 1923. The document is in black ink on yellowed paper but details have been typed in using carbon paper. The agreement has been folded into eight sections and shows signs of wear. The document measures 34.2 cm x 43.0 cm, bears the South Australian Government ...


The Digger Carries On: Repatriation Illustrated, 1919: Vocational training for returned soldiers

This black-and-white, silent clip shows three soldiers and their wives or partners walking through Dookie Agricultural College. Following an intertitle with the words 'Building Instruction' they are shown inspecting the activities of men constructing the timber frame of a building. After another intertitle, 'The Barber ...


Control laboratory at Monsanto Chemicals Australia, West Footscray, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph featuring a man working in the Monsanto Chemicals Australia control laboratory, in West Footscray in December 1956.


Sign advertising women's traineeships at Simpson's Gloves, c1959

This is a large painted metal sign advertising traineeships for young women at the Simpson's Glove factory in Richmond, Victoria. It reads 'GIRLS WANTED TO LEARN HANDBAG, COAT AND GLOVE TRADE. Also Experienced Machinists and Bench Hands. BEST PAY AND CONDITIONS!' The sign is 61.5 cm high and 93 cm wide. It is part of the ...