Education Week 2019

 

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’.

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)

Posters

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)

Social

Download the below tiles to share on your social media channels:

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Email

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).

School involvement

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.

Activity suggestions

Early child hood and primary

  • Dress up day to 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 to 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 to current and future to based on alphabet.
  • Employer day to 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.

Secondary

  • Allocate time for your students to run through the Skills Gateway or 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.

Events calendar

If you are hosting an activity and would like it included on the 2019 Education Week Activity List please email education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Northern Victoria Region

Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network

Industry Tour – Numurkah region

  • Tue 21 May  9.00am – 3.00pm


This industry tour will enable students an opportunity to visit medium to large local and regional workplaces and see first hand what it’s like to work in different industry areas. Students are given an opportunity to speak with professionals about their job. It also gives students some insights into employer expectations and advice from potential employers about what could make them stand out in a job interview and criteria they are looking for in employees. We hope the tour opens students’ eyes to new possibilities and showcases what job opportunities are available in their local region. Visiting large key industries including Trans Tank International, Rex James Stockfeeds, Flavour Wave,  Booths Transport and Remax.

Numurkah SC students
Kristen Elliott
M: 0458 277 888
E: kristen.elliott@gmllen.com.au

Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network

Industry Tour – Nathalia region

  • Thu 23 May 9.00am – 3.00pm

This industry tour will enable students an opportunity to visit medium to large local and regional workplaces and see first hand what it’s like to work in different industry areas. Students are given an opportunity to speak with professionals about their job. It also gives students some insights into employer expectations and advice from potential employers about what could make them stand out in a job interview and criteria they are looking for in employees. We hope the tour opens students’ eyes to new possibilities and showcases what job opportunities are available in their local region.## Visiting large key industries including Katunga Fresh, Padman Stops, BEGA, Grain Corp and Diverse Builders.

Nathalia SC & St Mary of the Angels, Nathalia students
Kristen Elliott
M: 0458 277 888
E: kristen.elliott@gmllen.com.au

Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network

Future Skills, Future Jobs ‘Speed careering’ event– Yarrawonga P-12 Campus

  • Friday 24 May 9.00am – 3.00pm

The Speed Careering event focuses on increasing student’s awareness of the career paths available to them by providing opportunities for them to interact with local business representatives. Many students have limited knowledge of the breadth of career paths available in their community post their compulsory schooling.

Showcasing 7 key industry areas
Targeting 7 – 8 students (including some Grade 5/6 students)
Kristen Elliott
M: 0458 277 888
E: kristen.elliott@gmllen.com.au

GOTAFE Skills and Jobs Centre

Meet and Greet

  • Tuesday 21st May at 10.30am
  • Wednesday 22nd May at 5.30pm

‘Meet and Greet’ with the team for Education Week. Two sessions in Shepparton and Wangaratta. Students, Clients and the Community will be able to drop in and speak to our team around the different services we have to offer including Free TAFE. They are in the process of putting together some Marketing material and will promote via Social Media, email, their networks and hopefully some radio.

Wangaratta - 27 Docker St, Wangaratta 3677
Shepparton - 152-200 Fryers St, Shepparton 3630

North Western Victoria Region

Campaspe Cohuna LLEN

Engineering and Project Management on the new Echuca Moama Bridge

  • For Years 9 to 12
  • Monday 20 May   10am – 11am
  • Wednesday 22   10am – 11am
  • Thursday 23    10am – 1pm

Students will tour current construction works leading to bridge site and hear from engineers and project managers about their roles, highlights and challenges of this project, career pathways and employment prospects.

Location: Warren Street, Echuca
Contact: Anne Trickey
Phone: 03 5482 6055

Email: trickey.a@ccllen.com.au

North Central LLEN

Creating Career Aspirations

For Years 10 and 11

  • Monday 20 May   Boort District School and St Arnaud Secondary College
  • Tuesday 21 May   Birchip P-12 School and Wedderburn College
  • Wednesday 22   May Wycheproof P-12 College and Charlton College
  • Thursday 23  May Pyramid Hill College and East Loddon P-12 College and Donald Secondary School

NCLLEN will partner with the school to promote career opportunities beyond their own backyard. Past students will be invited to each school to share their individual experiences beyond secondary school and their journey to a satisfying career. This will help to ensure that students expand their vision and build a network of potential community champions and mentors.

Location: Each school as mentioned above

Contact: Jane Hosking
Phone: 0439 886 339
Email: eo@ncllen.org.au

Bendigo Tech School, Flora Hill

Community open day
Saturday 25 May, 10am-2pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

South Eastern Victoria Region

Gippsland Tech School, Morwell

Community open evening
Wednesday 22 May, 4.30pm-7pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Monash Tech School, Clayton

Community open evening
Wednesday 22 May, 6pm-8pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Banyule Nilumbik Tech School, Greensborough

Community open evening
Thursday 23 May, 5pm-7pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

South Western Victoria Region

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Curate your future

For Years 3 to 10

  • Monday 20 May   9am – 11am and 12pm– 2pm
  • Tuesday 21 May   9am – 11am and 12pm– 2pm
  • Wednesday 22 May   9am – 11am and 12pm– 2pm
  • Thursday 23 May   9am – 11am and 12pm– 2pm
  • Friday 24 May    9am – 11am and 12pm– 2pm

Join the team at the Art Gallery of Ballarat to explore career options with in public art galleries. Become an artist, curator, designer and conservator and learn about how all these roles work together present and exhibition for public display.

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 lydiard St North, Ballarat

Contact: Kate Gorman
Phone: 0405 105 386
Email: kategorman@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Warrnambool Art Gallery

Become an UNREAL author!

For Years 4 to 7

  • Monday 20 May   10am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 21 May   10am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Thursday 23 May   10am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Friday 24 May    10am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm

Enjoy a led activity in the Paul Jennings: UNREAL! exhibition and see what it takes to become an author and illustrator. Have a go at creating your own short story and illustration.

Location: Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool

Contact: Agostina Hawkins
Phone: 03 5559 4949
Email: ahawkins@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Ararat Gallery TAMA

'Celebrating Careers' Art Workshop

For Years 3 and 4

  • Monday 20 May   9am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 22 May   9am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 3pm

Students will participate in a two and a half hour art workshop hosted by artist Margie BalazicLocation: Ararat Gallery TAMA, 82 Vincent Street Ararat, Victoria 3377

Contact: Jiah Harrison
Phone: 03 5355 0220
Email: jharrison@ararat.vic.gov.au

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Back to the Future - Connecting traditional trades with future career opportunities

For Years 3 to 8

  • Tuesday 21 May   9.30am – 10.30am, 11am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 3pm
  • Thursday 23 May   9.30am – 10.30am, 11am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 3pm

Follow clues to find costumed characters at specific locations around Flagstaff Hill village. Answer questions about the character's career. Does such a career exist in the 21st Century, in what form. Bring back something that was used or made in that line of work to show they'd connected with the right character in the correct place. E.g. horseshoe from Blacksmith.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool

Contact: Jan Barkla
Phone: 03 5559 4600
Email: janbarkla@gmail.com

Geelong Tech School

Community open day
Tuesday 21 May 11am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Ballarat Tech School, Ballarat Central

Community open evening
Thursday 23 May, 6pm-8pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Greater Melbourne Region

Career Education Association of Victoria

So you want to be a........?

For Years 9-12

  • Friday 24 May   10am – 12pm

This event connects students directly to prospective employers in the 11 growth industries.

Location: Building A Level 2 61 Civic Drive Greensborough

Contact: Bernadette Gigliotti
Phone: 03 9433 8000
Email: bgigliotti@ceav.vic.edu.au

Langwarrin Community Centre Inc

Permaculture Workshops

All year levels

  • Friday 24 May    12pm – 3pm
  • Saturday 25 May   9am – 12pm

Understand more about permaculture with these two GROWING SKILLS workshops on “Growing Winter Veggies”. Gain the skills and knowledge required to design, manage and grow your own permaculture vegetable garden. Topics covered: garden bed types and location; soil mix and pH balance; selecting appropriate seeds/seedlings; direct or indirect planting; knowing the time to harvest; companion plants to compliment vegetables grown.

Langwarrin Community Centre Inc Backyard Garden, 2 Lang Road Langwarrin VIC 3910

Contact: Receptionist
Phone: 03 9789 7653
Email: reception@langwarrincc.org.au

Muslim Legal Network

A life as a Muslim Lawyer

For Years 11 and 12

  • Friday 24 May    9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 25 May   9am – 5pm

The event is a conference which will have a variety of Muslim Legal professionals coming to our event. They will have workshops in groups of 10 which will then have activities like writing a submission, oral advocacy.

Location: Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Contact: Naz Basevend
Phone: 0424 137 529
Email: Nbesavend@muslimlegalnetwork.com

Outer Eastern LLEN

Celebrating STEM careers for Girls with Girl Geek Academy

For Year 9

Tuesday 21 May   9:15am – 3pm

This one-day workshop will offer a taste of the excitement of a STEM career with activities covering technology, the games industry and cybersecurity. This workshop will unlock the STEM career potential of all participants.

REALM 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Contact: Cherie Messerle
Phone: 03 8578 6844
Email: cmesserle@oellen.org.au

Royal Flying Doctors Service

Aeromedical Incursion

For Years 2 to 6

  • Monday 20 May   9am – 3pm
  • Tuesday 21 May   9am – 3pm
  • Thursday 23 May   9am – 3pm
  • Friday 24 May    9am – 3pm

The Aeromedical Simulator is the cockpit and fuselage of an RFDS plane. It is fitted with a cockpit, complete with avionics and flight simulator. The Simulator is fully equipped with stretchers, communications, oxygen, suction and the equipment used by the doctors, nurses and pilots of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Students will hear stories, land a plane in the outback, rescue a patient and most importantly, climb on board, strap themselves in and enjoy this unique experience.

Location: TBC

Contact: Tom Ryan
Phone: 0417 311 653
Email: tom.ryan@rfdsvic.com.au

Westside Circus

Careers in the Arts: An Interactive Seminar

For years 7 to 10

  • Monday 20 May   10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday 21 May   10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 22 May   10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm
  • Thursday 23 May   10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm
  • Friday 24 May    10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm

Run by an industry professional, this highly informative and interactive seminar on the theme “Careers in the Arts” will provide key information regarding career opportunities in the arts sector. Through a detailed presentation - including interactive demonstrations and circus activities - students will be given the key knowledge to start considering career pathways in a range of arts fields.

Location: Westside Circus, 41 Cramer St, Building Q, Preston 3072

Contact: Emma Telford
Phone: 03 9471 2928
Email: info@westsidecircus.org.au

Westside Circus

A Day in the Life of a Circus Performer

For Prep to Year 12

  • Monday 21 May   9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm, and 1pm – 2pm
  • Tuesday 22 May   9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm, and 1pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday 23 May   9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm, and 1pm – 2pm
  • Thursday 24 May   9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm, and 1pm – 2pm
  • Friday 25 May     9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm, and 1pm – 2pm

A highly-energetic, interactive and informative circus workshop, which gives students the chance to try a range or exciting circus skills (or learn to master one)! Workshops will incorporate key components of developing successful careers in the arts, including strength & conditioning, teamwork, creativity and routine. A great workshop for students who love to engage with learning through physicality and creativity!

Location: Westside Circus, 41 Cramer St, Building Q, Preston 3072

Contact: Emma Telford
Phone: 03 9471 2928
Email: info@westsidecircus.org.au

CALD Youth Careers Forum

Date: Thursday 16th of May
Time: 9:30am – 1:15pm

The forum targets Year 10-plus students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALO) backgrounds, who are at risk of disengaging from school. This can include EAL students or those who may be interested in exploring trade vocational options. We also encourage students of all genders to attend.The forum aims to fill this gap by providing quality information that will assist young people from CALD backgrounds explore and understand their trade career options and pathways, to maximise their chances of future employment. Through presentations, interactive activities and an expo, the award-winning Holmesglen TAFE Apprentice Central, together with a range of local services and training organisations

Location: Holmesglen Waverley Campus

Contact: Pamela Kosij
Phone: 03 9518 3241
Email: pamela.kosij@monash.vic.gov.au

Yarra Ranges Tech School, Lilydale

Community open evening
Wednesday 22 May, 4pm-6.30pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Wyndham Tech School, Werribee

Community open day
Friday 24 May, 1pm-3pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

Casey Tech School, Berwick

Community open evening
Friday 24 May, 5pm-8pm
For more information, see: Tech Schools

KIOSC/Swinburne University

Tuesday 21st May
5.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.

KIOSC, Swinburne University of Technology, 369 Stud Road, Wantirna 3152

The Future of Work!

What is your teenager up to at this place called KIOSC they keep telling you about? Learning 21st Century skills for the exciting future of work! KIOSC is a space-age building filled with robots and drones on the Wantirna campus of Swinburne University of Technology, where Knox secondary students are exposed to emerging technologies and pathways to modern trades and professions. Sensors, data and the Internet of Things are the future of work, let your child tell you all about them at KIOSC, the specialist technology campus of your local school!