Industry Live 2021 schedule

About Industry Live:

Industry Live is a series of live career awareness and exploration events via Zoom. Beacon invites industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a trained Beacon facilitator. 

Schools have the option to join the events live during which they can participate in the Q&A with the panel. Or, schools can request the recording and watch the session with the class at their convenience. Simply register to all our events and choose which one you prefer along the way.

Industry Live is FREE and open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12. On average, we host one Industry Live a month and schools are welcome to opt-in to as many as they like throughout the school terms. 

 Learn more about Industry Live here. 

Express interest to hear about our 2021 Industry Live events:

Download the below  Industry Live 2021 schedule here.

Term Date and time 2021 Topics
Term 1 Thursday Feb 18

12pm to 12.30pm AEDT

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TIME

Advice on how to manage your time between all your activities! Between work, school and study, we know you’re busy. We’ll share some solid tips on how to manage your schedules, now and into the future.

Thursday Feb 25

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS

Hear from some of the leading organisations that can help you land a great apprenticeship or traineeship, no matter your background or location. We’ll also hear from apprentices and trainees on how they got from school to their current role and how you can too!

Thursday March 11

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

AUTOMOTIVE JOBS

You probably ride in a car often, but do you ever think about what goes on under the hood? Who keeps the vehicles running on our roads and keeps Australia moving with larger vehicles like trucks? There are automotive jobs across many industries, which bring opportunities for those keen on cars! We’ll explore the skills you’ll need to get started.

Wednesday March 17

11am to 11.30am AEDT

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO BUILD YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE

Hear from young people who have struggled with self-confidence and self-belief in the past but have overcome challenges to succeed in their chosen field. They’ll share the tips that have helped them the most.

Tuesday March 23

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

SPORTS CAREERS

Who are the people behind the players? We know you love sport so we’ll chat to some key people that work at some cool sports clubs about how you can land a job like theirs to help players keep playing! Learn about jobs involving sports nutrition, marketing and merchandise!

School holidays

1 April to 26 April

Easter – 2 to 5 April

 
Term 2 Thursday April 29

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

FUTURE JOBS

Jobs of the future that your parents don’t know about – including advanced manufacturing and 3D printing design plus how gamification, coding and robotics are changing the future workplace and create exciting new jobs for your generation!

Tuesday May 4

11.30am to 12pm AEST

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO SUCCEED IN A WORK PLACEMENT

Make work experience count while you’re still at school and learn how it can lead to future job opportunities and lasting industry connections.

Thursday May 13

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

JOBS IN ONLINE ART & DESIGN

Choose a career that captures your creativity! We’ll showcase some online portfolio careers including graphics, animation and video production with a focus on how to build a creative career in the online space and how to get started on your portfolio now.

Thursday May 26

11.30am to 12pm AEST

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO WRITE A JOB-WINNING RESUME

Learn what to include in your resume but just as importantly what not to include. Also hear step by step tips on how to write a cover letter from the experts.

Tuesday June 1

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

JOBS THAT DESIGN BUILDINGS

We’ll explore some professional roles that are key in developing our cities and communities across Australia, including engineers, surveyors and architects. Learn how these roles work together to create some of the cool new buildings you see popping up near you and the career opportunities out there.

Wednesday June 16

11am to 11.30am AEST

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO GET YOUR PAPERWORK IN ORDER FOR YOUR FIRST JOB

Do you know how to choose a superannuation fund, how to get a tax file number or open a bank account? Get practical advice on all of these and more so you’ve got the basics covered and you’re ready to work!

Tuesday June 22

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

RESPONSIBLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS

Sustainable energy is key for the future, but what is in the works to make it happen? We’ll talk to some people in the solar and hydro industries and find out how they landed their roles, as well as some cool technology they use on a day-to-day basis.

  School holidays

26 June to 26 July

 
Term 3 Wednesday July 28

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

WORKING AS A FIRST RESPONDER

We’ll chat to some kind and courageous people who work in police, fire and paramedics, learn about the skills it takes to have a career as a first responder and how you can get started and get out into the field helping others.

Tuesday August 10

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

OUTBACK HEALTH & MEDICAL CAREERS

Our country is vast and all of our communities need medical support, so whether you’d like to return to your rural community after study, or take an adventure to a new location once you’re trained, we’ll chat to some people in remote health and medical roles to hear what pathways are out there.

Wednesday August 25

11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

MINING INDUSTRY JOBS

There are lots of interesting jobs in the mining industry no matter who you are, and some you can get started on straight from school. You might want to drive a jumbo truck, work on a drill rig or even become a diver. We’ll learn about the skills and qualities the industry looks for and what it’s like working FIFO (fly-in, fly-out).

Monday August 30

2pm to 2.30pm AEST

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO IMPRESS YOUR NEW EMPLOYER

We’ll take a look at the most in-demand skills across a variety of industries, the top transferrable skills employers are looking for but often can’t find, and we’ll hear what a “top attitude” looks like.

  School holidays

18 Sept to 17 Oct

 
Term 4 Tuesday October 19

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

BEHIND THE SCENES IN MUSIC, THEATRE AND TV

Do you ever wonder who was involved in creating the music, TV shows and theatre productions you love? We’ll chat to those behind the scenes about roles like set designer, camera person and studio technician to find out how they landed their job and how you can break into these industries.

Monday October 25

2pm to 2.30pm AEDT

 

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO ANSWER JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

We’ll give you tips to calm any job interview concerns, including how to answer difficult questions and how to communicate your strengths and weaknesses.

Thursday Nov 4

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

PARKS AND WILDLIFE JOBS

There are lots of job opportunities in the great outdoors, and we’ll take a look at some of them including park ranger, land management and conservation. We’ll share tips for finding and applying for jobs, and we’ll take a look at what job opportunities might be in your local community.

Thursday Nov 18

11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

Hear from young self-starters on how they built innovative careers and successful businesses from scratch, including exciting areas like social media and social enterprises.

 

 

What if every day was “take your dog to work” day? Our next Industry Live explores careers working with animals and outdoors.

What if every day was “take your dog to work” day?  It’s possible. In our next Industry Live we’re exploring careers where you get to work with animals as well as jobs outdoors.  Join us on October 15 2020 1 pm – 2 pm AEDT where you’ll meet:

Nicole and Zorro – Dog handler and detector dog
Nicole is an author, researcher, field ecologist and detection dog handler, working with her dog, Zorro (pictured at the top), to identify Tasmanian masked owl habitat. Nicole will share with us what it’s like to work side by side with her dog out in the field and the opportunities, challenges and pathways associated with working with animals. Zorro is a border-collie/springer spaniel who’s been in training to find Tasmanian masked owl pellets since he was nine weeks old. Learn more about Zorro in this ABC article.

Virginia – Marine mammal scientist
Virginia undertakes research and provides scientific advice to conserve whales, focusing on the movement of whales by analysing data transmitted by satellite tags. She is the only person to have ever attached a satellite tag to an Antarctic blue whale. Working for the Australian Antarctic Division, Virginia has also spent a lot of time at sea and on land studying Antarctic flying birds and penguins. She specialises in remote field work and will share with us what it’s like observing these amazing creatures and working away from home for much of the time.

Matt and Clancy – Beekeepers
Matt and Clancy are father and son beekeepers. They’ll share with us what they love about working with bees and being out on the road and in the great outdoors, as well as why they think it’s a great industry for young people to get into. You’ll hear from them what you need to get your first hive registered and up and running, as well as some amazing facts you never knew about bees.

About Industry Live: 

Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.

Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.

 

 

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Actor, writer and comedian Luke McGregor confirmed to join Industry Live

Fancy a career in the spotlight or perhaps working behind the scenes to create some of the TV, films and media we love to watch?  There are many exciting roles in these industries that we explored our Industry Live on 10 Sept 2020 at 11.30am-12.30pm AEST. The topic was “Careers on and off screen” and we were joined by a number of high profile speakers giving us the inside scoop:

Luke McGregor – Actor, writer and comedian
Luke has performed at national and international comedy festivals and appeared in many TV shows. He is best known for his work on TV series Rosehaven and Utopia. Luke grew up in Tassie where he attended university, and he talked to us about what it takes to grow a successful career in entertainment.

Nathan Kannegiesser – Stunt actor
Nathan is known for his stunt work on movies including Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Fast and The Furious: F9. Nathan talked to us about what it’s like to work in the movies, some of the interesting stunts he’s performed, and the skills you’ll need for getting into his line of work. Nathan Kannegiesser in action:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Hall – Head of studios
Derek is the Head of Studios for Screen Queensland and has worked directly on film projects for Universal, Marvel, Disney, IMAX and Netflix. Derek has also been a film producer and shared his insider knowledge about the film industry and his secrets for success.

Astrid Wells Cooper – Casting agent, actor and voice artist
Astrid is a casting agent, running Wells Cooper Casting, casting actors in Hobart & Brisbane. Astrid has been involved in casting for TV series The Kettering Incident and Rosehaven. Astrid is also an actor and voice artist. She talked to us about the skills you need to become a casting agent as well as her tips on getting into film and TV. Astrid in action, image by Laura Purcell:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Industry Live: 

Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.

Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.

 

 

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Careers in education at our next Industry Live

Rebecca is the Health & Physical Ed. Manager

Rebecca, Health & Physical Ed. Manager

Back to School! It may be teaching young children their ABCs or turning your favourite subject of music or PE into a career. Education and training is a growth industry and from teacher’s aides to trainers, there are many great roles to explore. Want to know more about a career in education? Then our upcoming Industry Live is for you! In this week’s Industry Live on may 6th we will be joined by three excellent speakers, Rebecca, Caroline and Philip, providing insights about what it is like to make education your career.

Rebecca is the Health & Physical Education Manager at Elizabeth College in Hobart.

Rebecca’s background includes not only education but also coaching athletes at the elite level in netball for the Australian Institute of Sport. Rebecca’s current role as Health & Physical Education Manager at Elizabeth College in Tasmania combines her own sporting prowess and love of sport with a passion for working with and developing young people, both academically and athletically.

Rebecca will talk to us about how a degree in education can open up many doors and many possibilities for a career. She’ll also share with us some of the top tips she gives the young athletes she works with.

Caroline, Kindergarten teacher and panellist at Industry Live

Caroline, Kindergarten teacher

Our second panellist is Caroline. She is a kindergarten teacher who is passionate about making very young children feel secure and inspired in their learning.

Caroline is a kindergarten teacher who has used her own commitment to lifelong learning to help her develop and guide the young minds of tomorrow.

Caroline not only works with kindergarteners on their ABCs but also teaches them how to appreciate other cultures via a range of creative tools.

Caroline will talk to us about what the day to day life of a kindergarten teacher looks like, as well as the character traits that make the best early learning teachers.

Finally, Philip works in the higher education sector at La Trobe University in Melbourne, helping to support young people in their transitions to university and the world of work.

During his career so far, Philip has worked with university students to match them with industry mentors to maximise their opportunities after university and has also worked with high school students highlighting the benefits of higher education, whether that be going to uni or TAFE.

Philip, Outreach Advisor

Philip, Outreach Advisor

Philip will talk to us about the transferable skills he believes young people gain from participating in higher learning as well as what you can expect if you decide to go to university.

Registrations are still open and schools and students are encouraged to register to join. 

About Industry Live: 

Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.

Join our upcoming Industry Live –May 6 2020 – 11:30am – 12:30pm AEST.  Careers in Education – Education and training is a growth industry and from teacher’s aides to trainers there are many great roles to explore.

Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.

 

 

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What’s On Term 2 – Stay Connected with virtual learning by Beacon Foundation

Throughout Term 2, Beacon Foundation offers a range of online learning opportunities through our Industry Live and Be@Connected. Recordings of the below events are available on Beacon’s YouTube channel. Beacon Foundation’s Industry Live regularly scheduled webinar series will continue throughout Term 3 and 4 of 2020 with schools invited to register to attend each live webinar. The full IndustryLive program can be accessed here.

Find the full schedule below:

April 

What: Life Skills Intro – with guest speaker Tim Paine, Australian Test Cricket Captain  

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 30 April, watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation    

 

What: Adaptability in the Workplace   

Who: Be@Connected webinar series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 30 April, watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

May
 

What: The Right Attitude & Personal Brand   

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Tuesday 5th May, 11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Careers in Education   

Who: Industry Live event, by Beacon Foundation 

When: Wednesday 6th May, 11.30 – 12.30   

Where: Register here: https://bit.ly/IndustryLive2020   

 

What: The Power of Creativity   

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 7th May11.30 – 12.00  or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Decision Making for Success   

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Tuesday 12th May, 11.30 – 12.00  or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Healthy Habits 

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 14th May, 11.30 – 12.00  or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Problem Solving for Innovation  

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Tuesday 19th May, 11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at 

any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: The Art of Communication  

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Wednesday 20th May, 11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Health and Medical Careers 

Who: Industry Live event, by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 21st May, 11.30 – 12.30   

Where: Register here: https://bit.ly/IndustryLive2020   

 

 What: How to identify my strengths  

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation  

When: Tuesday 26th May, 11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

What: Goal Setting, motivation and drive 

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 28th May, 11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

  

June

What: STEM – Jobs in Science, Research and Environment 

Who: Industry Live event, by Beacon Foundation 

When: Tuesday 2nd June, 11.30 – 12.30   

Where: Register here: https://bit.ly/IndustryLive2020   

  

What: Looking after yourself   

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Wednesday 3rd  June11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

  

What: Resilience and bouncing back from a challenge – with guest speaker Tim Paine, Australian Test Cricket Captain 

Who: Be@Connected live stream series by Beacon Foundation 

When: Thursday 4th June11.30 – 12.00 or watch the recording at any time during term 2 on YouTube. Registration is not necessary. 

Where: YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeaconFoundation  

 

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Beacon Foundation gives young Australians a chance to ‘Be Connected’

We are excited to announce that Australian Test Cricket Captain, Tim Paine, has come on board to be the National Ambassador of Be@Connected!

Beacon Foundation is launching a new set of 12 FREE online learning programs, Be@Connected, streamed on YouTube.

Be@Connected will feature a range of prominent and inspiring speakers from a variety of fields covering topics including communication, resilience, wellbeing, problem solving and adaptability.

The short series is specifically designed for students across Australia to support them through this period of great uncertainty. Find the full schedule here of all Be@Connected sessions including our Industry Live events during Term 2. If you have any questions please contact us via industrylive@beaconfoundation.net. Be@Connected is free and students can watch the sessions on YouTube where they will be available throughout Term Two. Simply subscribe to the YouTube channel and join us!

 Subscribe to watch Be@Connected on YouTube here. 

 

Industry Live panelists

How to secure a future job that also helps others

Drew Beswick CEO Oak Possability

Drew Beswick, CEO Oak Possability

Interested in a future career where you help others? Want to learn more about jobs in the disability and aged care sector? Then our upcoming Industry Live is for you!

We have a secured two outstanding panellists for our Industry Live on April 2: Drew Beswick , CEO of Oak Possability and Fiona Huskinson, Senior Workforce & Industry Development Officer at ACSA (Aged and Community Services Australia).

This is a FREE Industry Live career awareness event for students in grades 6-12.

Fiona Huskinson works for ACSA who are the leading national peak body supporting not for profit and for purpose providers of retirement living, community, home and residential care for more than 450,000 older Australians.

Fiona’s role with ACSA is as their Senior Workforce & Industry Development Officer and she works to connect young people with work experience opportunities and information to help kick start their career within the industry.

Fiona Huskinson, Senior Workforce & Industry Development Officer, ACSA

Fiona Huskinson, Senior Workforce & Industry Development Officer, ACSA

Fiona has a wealth of knowledge about pathways to a career in aged and community services and is excited to speak to us about the rewarding roles available.

Joining Fiona is Drew Beswick. Drew is the CEO of Oak Possability. Oak Possibility has been a leading provider of disability services for over 30 years, operating in Tasmania and Victoria. The organisation is committed to enriching people’s quality of life and supporting skill development.

Drew will talk to us about the latest developments in the disability sector, which is a growth area, and the potential for lots of different careers.

Join Drew and Fiona as they share their stories, learnings and lessons to get to the top of their game in the disability and aged care sector, it is a line up not to miss.

 

About Industry Live: 

Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.

Join our upcoming Industry Live – 2 April 2020 – 1pm to 2pm AEDT. Topic: Jobs that help others. Explore the many rewarding roles in the growth area of social assistance such as disability and aged care.

Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.

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