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. 

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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.