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Teach for Australia
Teach For Australia is an innovative new graduate program that recruits high-achieving, well-rounded university graduates who commit to spending 2 years teaching in a challenging secondary school. This structured, fully-paid program allows participants to build valuable skills and a powerful network, whilst inspiring and motivating students in the most disadvantaged schools in Australia. More...

DEWR Job Outlook
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) has recently updated its Job Outlook directory. Each year DEWR produces a searchable database (as well as a printed directory) of occupational statistics based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly labour force survey, including projected employment growth for particular occupations. A summary of key labour force characteristics is presented in statistical form at the top of the overview page for each occupation, and more details are provided by graphs with hypertext links comparing each occupation to all the others. More...

The Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
The main objectives of the Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) programme are to:

  • support postgraduate research training in the higher education sector
  • provide financial support to domestic postgraduate students of exceptional research promise who undertake their higher degree by research at an eligible Australian higher education provider.
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Council for Australian Postgraduate Associations
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), is the peak body representing the interests of Australia's 300,000+ postgraduate students. Founded in 1979, CAPA is a membership based non-profit organisation. CAPA's member organisations include 33 postgraduate associations, and the National Indigenous Postgraduate Association Aboriginal Corporation (NIPAAC). More...

Getting an Academic Job, by Michael Ernst
There is a vast amount of advice about getting an academic job available online and elsewhere. Everyone who has ever landed a faculty position seems to consider him- or herself an expert; take this with a grain of salt, but do take advantage of their information. This document is not intended to be comprehensive, but I do hope that it helps you. More...

Information on the Skills developed during Postgraduate Study
Your postgraduate research degree is not a guarantee of higher level entry into employment. The work you enter will depend not only on the subject that you have studied but also on your individual skills and abilities, personal qualities and attributes, and the experience you have already gained. In order to market yourself effectively to employers you need to be able to recognise and demonstrate your personal skills, qualities and attributes. More...

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