Tips for teenagers on how to get their first job

Finding that first part-time job can be a challenging experience for a teenager. Careers expert and regular contributor Helen Green offers advice for teenagers on breaking into the workforce.


How to choose a tertiary course – for the right reasons

After the hard slog of VCE, it's time to choose a course. Careers expert Helen Green gives advice on how to make the right choice.


Work, the future, and why lifelong learning matters

The most important skill in an uncertain future is 'learning to learn,' writes Aine Maher.


What Subjects to Choose in Years 11 and 12? Here’s the Advice of Australia’s Chief Scientist

A Year 10 student was worried about what subjects to choose for her final two years of school, so she asked Australia's Chief Scientist for advice. This is Dr Alan Finkel's reply.


Brewing up New Horizons: the Benefits of Short Courses for Teenagers

From finding a new hobby to discovering a job, careers expert Helen Green explains the many benefits of teenagers embarking on short courses.


How to Get the Most Out of Uni Open Days

The university Open Day season is about to begin. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to get the most out of the experience, in this repost of her popular article.


Want to be a Doctor? This is What it Takes

Dr Ranjana Srivastava's new book is an insider's account of a life in medicine. It's a must-read for students who want to be a doctor, and parents who hope their child will study medicine.


ATAR Surprises: What Should You Do?

What happens if an ATAR is less or more than expected? Careers expert Helen Green - and mother of a VCE student - offers advice on what to do, in this updated post.


Best of the Web: Encouraging Kids to Write, Why ATAR Matters, Kids Books Go Political, and Our Young Concerned about Mental Health

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.