How to Use this Resource

The Career Information Toolkit CD ROM was produced in 2008, using Adobe Flash. The technology has moved on and the CD ROM version is not playable on modern operating systems. Consequently the essential elements of the Tool Kit have been reconfigured so they can be accessed on Woolwise.

A Poster is available for use in supporting the Toolkit.

Structure

This resources is structured to provide information about careers in the Sheep Industry as well as a number of activities to assist students develop their knowledge about careers within the industry.

Careers

Below is a list of categories each containing information about a number of careers in the sheep industry. Each category contains factsheets describing the various careers included in the category as well as some videos outlining the experiences of various participants..

Activities & Answers

A range of activities are provided for each of the career opportunities in a indexed PDF file. Answers for these activities are provided in a similar file. To obtain the available activities worksheets please select the ‘Activities’ link. To access the answers to these activities please select the ‘Answers’ link.

Activities

Answers

Information for Career Advisors

The range of careers covered within this resource is impressive, even for those who are not entirely ignorant of the sheep and wool industry.

As such, the resource gives students an appreciation of the diversity of careers available within the sector of the economy. Equally it shows that not all of them are based entirely within the country towns scattered throughout rural Australia.

It also highlights the various educational and training requirements for both the practical hands-on occupations as well as the scientific and business aspects of the industry.

The fact sheets are linked to activities that allow students to reinforce information from different careers.

The fact sheets and activities are also supplemented by a range of short videos of interviews with people currently working in the industry.

These clips give a real sense of the jobs and experiences open to young people entering the sheep and wool industry.

As with other agricultural sectors, the sheep and wool industry involves a wide range of challenging careers across the supply chain that are open to students from all backgrounds and skill levels.

Information for Teachers

The resource includes fact sheets on different careers. The text is comprehensive and follows a standard “template style”. This will assist students to move from one career to another, gathering comparative information on a range of criteria.

Each fact sheet has links to activities that students can complete to reinforce information contained in the fact sheets and the topic being taught. The activities have been very well received by teachers who consider them to be an excellent classroom tool. As literacy and numeracy are now required to be taught across the curriculum they can see great potential for the current package to be used in a range of subject areas. The careers activities have been designed to support a range of learning areas in the curriculum .

Both classroom teachers and importantly casual teachers can use the activities to produce meaningful lessons at short notice.
The fact sheets and activities are also supplemented by a range of short videos of interviews with people currently working in the industry. These clips give a real sense of the jobs and experiences open to young people entering the sheep and wool industry.

Information for Students

This resource has plenty of information on different careers in the sheep and wool industry. There are jobs in the country and the city, including some that you might not know about.

The best way for you to get more familiar with what’s on offer is to browse through the career section.

There are also some informative videos where you can hear people in the industry talk about what they do and what they think of the industry.

If something catches your eye, talk to your teacher or careers advisor to find out more.

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