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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Some reasons for completing Year 12
What do YOU want out of life? • Possessions: decent car, house, tv/sound system…. ? • Good relationship, start your own family? • A good lifestyle/social life? • A good job? • ………. ?
What do I need to get there? • A job that satisfies you, has opportunities for you to use your skills, has the opportunity for promotion, offers good pay has been shown to have a positive effect on: • Relationships • Physical and mental health on the individual AND their spouse/children • Financial stability The better jobs usually require more skills and training than you can get at school
How much do I need to earn? • • Rent $150 (or loan repayments, water, rates) Food $100 Power – gas/ electricity $15 Clothes $. . Phone & internet $25 Travel e. g. train, bus OR car (repayments, fuel, repairs) Entertainment e. g. ‘going out’, drinks……… • Reality check: Approx. 74% 15 -19 yr. earn less than $250 per week, and only 5. 5% more than $400! An old age pensioner gets $285 per week.
Improving your occupational status AND earnings • • • University: increase by 30% (+ rapid promotion) Apprenticeships: increase by 20% TAFE University: by 20% TAFE diploma: by 14% Traineeship: by 8%; TAFE certificate: 5% Employment : small increase based on increasing experience and age – ACER Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth : Research Report 55 - Nov. 2008
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED? Current qualifications within Australia • University qualifications • VET qualifications • No qualifications Potential qualifications pathways for jobs • University pathways • VET pathways • No qualifications • Source: Megan Lilley AIGroup % of 15 -64 population 20. 0 29. 9 50. 1 % of employment 24. 0 62. 3 13. 7
Some impacts of ‘NOT fully engaged’ • “Rather than simply becoming dissatisfied with their income, future career direction or the work they do…, young people who are in (part-time work, unemployment or have withdrawn from the labour force) report decreased satisfaction with their social lives, their use of spare time, their independence and their lives as a whole. ” • Life Satisfaction of Young Australians……LSAY Research Report 43. Kylie Hillman
A further word of caution • Many of these are part-time and/or casual jobs, provide low level of income, and may finish up at any time – giving no feeling of security • They MAY meet the requirements of shortterm cash, but………. • Do they lead to anything that will help you meet your lifestyle goals? ? ?
HOW CAN I DO BETTER THAN THIS? Talk to your Careers & Pathways advisors. They can show you a much wider range of interesting jobs than you have probably thought of and how to: • See what education & skills you need • Improve your skills • Improve your employability • Show different ways of reaching your goal » End of show – Thanks for your attention. Any questions? ?
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1980 s • Mostly full-time jobs • Jobs for life – one career path (e. g. banks, the SEC, the Post Office with mail and phone services) • Lots of manual labour type jobs • For most people, learning stopped when you left school
Technology Revolution -late 1980 s into 1990 s • Computers take off – in the workplace, and the PC becomes significant • The internet starts – www becomes known • Easy, cheap overseas communication • Greater access to knowledge • The market place and the stock exchanges are globalised: the rise of the multi-national corporation (e. g. Rupert Murdoch, Mc. Donalds)
Resulting changes: 1. Huge increase in business competition from companies outside the local area This leads to : • More casual work • More part-time work • Less full-time work • More contract work • Less manual labour work • More “knowledge” and skilled workers