Choosing what to study

Check out the tips and explore the listed websites. Discuss your ideas with friends and family. If you are still unsure organise some career counselling today to get help choosing what to study.

Keep an open mind and explore lots of ideas

  • Interests

    What do you enjoy doing? What do you do in your spare time? What subjects did you enjoy at school?

  • Values

    Do any of the fields of study you are thinking about lead to careers that match your values?

  • Contacts

    Get in touch with people working in areas that interest you. Find out what study they have done.

  • Influences

    Consider the influence of others. Are you trying to please someone else? Did something unexpected happen? Is anything limiting you?

  • Stereotypes

    Are stereotypes stopping you from exploring some study areas? Consider diversity, identify role models and read case studies of others who have tried something different.

Websites to help you explore study options

Career Quiz

Job Outlook

Career Quiz

The Job Outlook Career Quiz helps you to understand your work style and to explore careers you might enjoy.

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Career Profiles

Youth Central

Youth Central

Case studies of people working in many different careers. Check out what study they have done.

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Career Bullseyes

myfuture

myfuture

Sign up for free to this government website and explore careers that match your interests.

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The Good Universities Guide

Good Education Group

Fields of Study

Explore fields of study and follow links to VET, undergraduate and postgraduate study options.

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My Big Tomorrow

University of Newcastle

My Big Tomorrow

An interactive site. Discover careers by selecting the subjects, things and work environments you like.

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Career Ideas

Career Girls

Career Girls

Select up to 12 interest areas to get career ideas. A US career tool featuring over 400 female role models.

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