Most Australian and New Zealand universities have careers centres that provide information and assistance to students and recent graduates. You might be unaware of the range of resources available from your careers service – everything from application tips and career counselling to detailed information about employers.


Drop in early

University careers services are there to help, so make sure you visit one in the early stages of your job hunting to take advantage of the resources provided. Remember that many application deadlines for graduate programs are in the first half of the year (for programs commencing the following year).



The range of services varies between universities, but most offer print and web resources, DVDs, workshops, email updates, individual assistance and on-campus employer programs or events.


Employer information

Careers staff are well connected to the undergraduate and graduate employment sectors and regularly assist employers with their recruitment. Staff can tell you which employers recruit applicants from your university and/or discipline, and when and how they recruit. They are also up to date with the labour market, so they can tell you where to seek jobs now and advise of growth areas.


Sifting through the web

The internet is great for background research and general information about employers and industries, but your careers service can assist you in ways the wonderful web cannot. Staff can tailor the assistance they provide and recommend a plan of attack targeted to your discipline, ambitions, strengths and individual circumstances.


Not sure what skills you have?

Careers staff can provide you with essential job preparation advice, such as self-assessment techniques, résumé and application preparation, networking tips and interview strategies. They will also assist you to recognise the value to employers of any part-time work you have done. This applies equally to voluntary work, sporting endeavours, community involvement and participation in clubs/societies. You have more skills than you may think!


Know what you want but don’t know where to start?

Careers staff can provide targeted information on recruitment, work experience and volunteer programs and other opportunities for graduate work.


Not sure what you want to do?

If you are unsure about the direction you should take, request a one-on-one session with a careers counsellor. They can assist you in exploring your background, skills, experiences, qualities, aspirations and the rewards you’re looking for in a work setting.



Visit your careers service early and visit often! Whatever your situation, your uni careers service can help!

Careers Services website details


Australian Catholic University


Australian National University


University of Canberra



Australian Catholic University


Charles Sturt University


Macquarie University


Southern Cross University


University of New England


University of New South Wales


University of Newcastle


University of Sydney


University of Technology, Sydney


University of Western Sydney


University of Wollongong



Charles Darwin University



Australian Catholic University


Bond University


CQUniversity Australia


Griffith University


James Cook University


Queensland University of Technology


University of Queensland


University of Southern Queensland


University of the Sunshine Coast



Flinders University


University of Adelaide


University of South Australia



University of Tasmania



Australian Catholic University


Deakin University


La Trobe University


Monash University


RMIT University


Swinburne University of Technology


University of Ballarat


University of Melbourne


Victoria University



Curtin University of Technology


Edith Cowan University


Murdoch University


University of Notre Dame Australia


University of Western Australia



Auckland University of Technology


Lincoln University


Massey University


University of Auckland


University of Canterbury


University of Otago


University of Waikato


Victoria University of Wellington


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