Showcasing and celebrating excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events.
This year, Education Week will run from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 May, and the theme is ‘Celebrating Careers’.
2019 is the 75th year of Education Week and it aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria’s government education sector.
Education Week 2019 is all about celebrating careers and pathways that will make your dream job come true. It is an opportunity for schools, TAFEs and Tech Schools to showcase the work they are doing to support students in their career pathways. The week will raise awareness of career education and the new Transforming Career Education reforms.
Education Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events. Elements of the 2019 campaign will include a calendar of free careers themed activities including career open days, sharing of ideas and stories, resources and availability of grants for further community activities.
Information and resources
Education Week - planning kit for schools 2019
Education Week 2019 is a great opportunity for schools to open their doors to the community and showcase the great work they are doing. For ideas, download the 2019 planning kit for schools below.
Education Week planning kit (docx - 1.71mb)
Education Week planning kit (pdf - 156.21kb)
Download and print the Education Week A3 poster to display at your school or early childhood service. This year we have added editable posters to personalise.
Primary school poster - editable version (pdf - 3.69mb)
Primary school poster - uneditable version (pdf - 608.5kb)
Secondary school poster - editable version (pdf - 659.43kb)
Secondary school poster - editable version (pdf - 240.42kb)
Download the below tiles to share on your social media channels:
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Download the tile to place at the bottom of your email signature: email block
Use the hashtag #edweekvic when posting about any Education Week activities you are running or attending.
Education Week grants
Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grant funding to offset some of the costs of hosting an Education Week activity. Please check the eligibility criteria (docx - 65.45kb).
Schools are encouraged to run their own in-school careers events during Education Week, as well as careers open days for the local community and prospective families.
Early child hood and primary
- Dress up day – dress as the job you want, make a collage from magazines about jobs/vision for the future.
Primary and secondary
- Run a career expo within your school or within a school cluster – it can be facilitated by regional careers groups or your local learning and employment network (LLEN).
- Set up a space to highlight some careers that are popular with your students.
- Excursions to popular places, thinking about what careers and jobs are there. e.g. go to the zoo and look at all the jobs and roles that take to run the zoo such as marketing, vets, café staff and cleaners.
- Poster competition on jobs and work – current and future – based on alphabet.
- Employer day – invite employers to come and speak about the roles within their workplace.
- Parents visit classes and talk about their jobs and explain how they use what they learnt at school in their jobs e.g. painter using maths to calculate when mixing paint, landscape architect when measuring etc.
- Invite alumni back to school to speak about their career journey at assemblies and invite parents.
- Allocate time for your students to run through the Australian Government job outlook online tool. The tool has:
- information on jobs of the future and the skills, knowledge and abilities students may need to get and keep a job
- a career quiz to help students think about their work preferences
- ideas about different careers
- a snapshot of the industries and careers that are likely to be in demand in five years.
- Parents day/ evening to talk about careers. Include presentations from alumni.
- Invite industry reps to be careers practitioners for a day.
- Industries to host visits by careers practitioners across the state.
- Get your year 9 students to complete the Morrisby online careers discovery interview tool.
- Help to arrange work experience for your students in local workplaces or at the Department.
Career education is one of the building blocks to make sure our students have the confidence and capability to manage their future careers, and life beyond school.
Running a careers activity during Education Week can help start discussions about career education in government schools and how it is being transformed to ensure students:
- have the skills and capabilities to navigate multiple careers
- meet the challenges of the changing world of work.
Revisit this page in the coming weeks for more information and resources for schools. A full list and calendar of free activities will be added as grants and activities become available.