National Careers Week 2024

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Join us next week during National Careers Week as we celebrate the many varied careers and career development opportunities available across Australia.

Held annually, National Careers Week is an initiative led by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), and the department’s National Careers Institute (NCI) proudly returns as a premier partner this year. The NCI ensures Australians have access to reliable and accurate careers information and resources on the Your Career website.

It can be a challenge to fully define the term ‘career’ as it’s a BIG concept. Here are some ways it can be explained: 

  • A career is: ongoing, your job, your occupation, your profession, and a culmination of your skills, training, education and life experience.
  • A career is: your development, accomplishments, achievements, and personal and professional growth.
  • A career is: lifelong learning, filled with choices and opportunities over the course of your life.

Your career is a journey and there are many pathways that you can take. Exploring opportunities and making informed decisions is part of the experience.

Get involved

Throughout National Careers Week, there are a range of activities hosted by schools, employers and other organisations all around Australia. Explore the schedule of free events being held throughout the week on the National Careers Week website.

The NCI will be hosting 2 free public webinars that anyone is welcome to attend:

  1. Supporting career practitioners: Features and resources on

    This webinar is designed for anyone supporting individuals to make informed career decisions, from Career Practitioners, Career Advisors, parents, guardians, teachers, Career Practitioners and Careers Advisors. Hear about the benefits of the Your Career website, and how you can best use it when discussing career options with others. 

    Register here to live stream the webinar on Monday 13 May 2024 at 11:00am AEST.

  2. Careers in clean energy: Charting the course to Net Zero

    This webinar is for anyone who is interested in a career in clean energy. Hear about the future of clean energy occupations in Australia, careers information available on the Your Career website and real-life experiences from people working in this sector.

    Register here to live stream the webinar on Friday 17 May 2024 at 11:00am AEST.

If you can’t make it the webinars on the day, don’t worry! The webinars will be published on the Your Career website for anyone to catch up on.

Keep an eye on the department’s LinkedIn page – we’ll be posting some videos of our very own #TeamDEWR colleagues talking about their career journeys.

Follow the Your Career Facebook and LinkedIn pages to keep up to date with all the action.

More information

Correct at time of publication.