Careers and Employability Students Career Planning for Success

Career Planning for Success

JCU Careers and Employability supports students with their career planning through the following services:

JCU Career Counsellors can help you clarify your career direction, provide course-related career information, and develop strategies and a plan to achieve your career goals.

Appointments are free and confidential.

During the current COVID-19 situation, we will be offering support by Zoom, telephone and email.

To book an appointment, contact JCU Careers and Employability or call into our office.

Please note: the Student Centre is the best point of contact for enquiries about gaining credit for previous study, prerequisite requirements, selecting subjects/electives or administration processes to change courses.

The Employability Edge program is a series of self-paced modules designed to assist you with career exploration, enhance your employability, and support your transition into professional employment.

You may complete any module of your choice. If you are required to complete a module as part of an academic subject requirement, please follow the advice of your lecturer or subject coordinator.

For further information, contact JCU Careers and Employability.

Each semester the JCU Careers and Employability Team provide a series of workshops to assist students with their transition to graduate employment.

During the current COVID-19 situation, our workshops will be offered online.  Please log in to JCU CareerHub to make a booking or contact JCU Careers and Employability.

View the recordings of our 2020 webinars here

The JCU degree specific Career Snapshots provide you with course-related career information and strategies to maximise your employment outcomes.

  • Job Outlook – This Australian Government website provides information on workforce and occupational characteristics, including: expected employment growth, average weekly earnings, the skills needed to perform work tasks, and typical work activities.  It also has a careers quiz to help you identify types of work you most like doing.
  • Myfuture - This Australian Government website provides information on numerous careers and Australia wide course and training options.  It offers a psychometric Interests test to identify preferred types of work plus Skills, Knowledge and Work Conditions quizzes which complement the Interest test outcomes and provide more context for consideration.
  • 100 Jobs of the Future - This site reports on the future of work in an increasingly technologically driven society.  It identifies the jobs that will emerge in the future and the skills and interests that are needed.  It offers a Future Job Quiz to help you identify possible work futures for you.
  • GradAustralia, GradConnection information on graduate jobs, internships and graduate programs, as well as graduate salaries, facts, figures and application dates.
  • Labour Market Information Portal - labour market information, including: jobactive data, employment by industry and occupation, unemployment rates, monthly job vacancies and employment projections.
  • Skills Shortages - skills shortages in the Australian labour market at the state, territory and/or national level.
  • Course Seeker - information on on-campus and online undergraduate courses across Australia.
  • The Good Universities Guide - information on courses available at Australian universities, TAFE and private training colleges. Information also on 450 occupations on areas including: core duties of the job, personal requirements, education and training requirements and employment opportunities.
  • QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) - information on undergraduate student experiences and graduate employment outcomes for all Australian university degree programs.
  • ComparED provides information on current students and recent graduates' overall experiences, including ratings of teaching practices, resources, and support services, by institution and study area.
  • Seek - job vacancy listing site providing information on the scope of roles available in your area of interest.