Career Scoop: Guidance Officer / School Counsellor

Career Scoop file, on what it's like to work as a Guidance Officer

In a nutshell, what do you do? I support students and facilitate them to make good decisions about their current and future life. Why did you decide to become a Guidance Officer? I decided to become a Guidance Officer after teaching for about 20 years, to help young people in a different way. I alsoRead More »

Career Scoop: Senior Lecturer (Ed. Psych & Counselling)

Career Scoop file, on what it's like to work as a Senior Lecturer

What’s your Job Title? Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology and Counselling. In a nutshell, what do you do? I take lectures, tutorials, and workshops in the above areas. Why did you decide to become a Senior Lecturer? After I did my Graduate Diplomas in Counselling and Education; I had enjoyed teaching but wanted to teachRead More »

Career Scoop: Boarding School House Supervisor

Career Scoop file, on what it's like to work as a Boarding School House Supervisor

In a nutshell, what do you do?  I support the social and emotional wellbeing of adolescent girls, in a boarding school. Why did you decide to become a Boarding School House Supervisor? Because it’s a balance between counselling and teaching (my background). I love building relationships and working with youth. What path did you takeRead More »

Career Scoop: Primary School Teacher

Career Scoop file, on what it's like to work as a Primary School Teacher

In a nutshell, what do you do? Teach children in academic areas – reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, science, history, religion (depending on school), art, geography (SOSE). Teach children social and emotional skills – making and keeping friendships, manners, respect, organisation, resilience, persistence, working with people, how to behave in different social situations, sharing, consideration ofRead More »

Career Scoop: Instructional Designer

Career Scoop file, on what it's like to work as an Instructional Designer

Career Insight: Instructional Designer In a nutshell, what do you do?  I design and develop customised online training for companies.  I work for myself from home. Why did you choose this career?  I enjoy creativity, helping others and making something that is complex, simple.  Designing programs is also driven by project deadlines, so for me,Read More »