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VCE VM: Employment

Information and resources for VCE Vocational Major students


Here are some resources to help you at work and plan your future career.

Job seeking advice

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for young people. It has a lot of great articles including:

How to find a job

Volunteering and work experience

Job interviews


These two resources provide resume and cover letter templates, as well as advice:

YourCareer - Get Job Ready Resume Quiz and Checklist

MyFuture - Job seeker resources

Employee rights

When you start working it is really important to know your rights as an employee and how to stay safe in the workplace. If you are facing issues like bullying, exploitation, unsafe workplaces, or discrimination, have a look at these links to get information and help.

Career planning

While you are studying at Melbourne Polytechnic it is a good idea to plan where you want to go next. Here are resources to help you with your future. Some of these are guides to writing your own job plan, others are easy quizzes to help you understand your options and how to get where you want in the future.

Youth Central - Career Plan

Your Future Career

Your Options Now

Career Pathways


This is an interactive quiz that you can download and complete as an Excel file:

Career Quiz

Skills and Jobs Centre

If you want to talk to someone in person, you can go to the Skills and Jobs Centre which is located at Melbourne Polytechnic's Preston campus. The staff there can help you with:

  • careers advice
  • preparing a resume
  • apprenticeship and traineeship advice
  • help with career and training plans

More information about the Skills and Jobs Centre can be found here.

Where to look for jobs

There are lots of places to look for job advertisements. This includes:


Volunteering can be a great way to develop skills and have something to put on your resume and impress employers with. Below are some links to places to look for volunteering opportunities. Remember to filter for young volunteer positions (14 to 18 years)!