impact area

Enterprise and Employability

key skills & mindsets

Problem-solving
critical thinking
future orientation

year groups

10-11

about the program about the program

Aspirations is designed to familiarise high school students with the working world and equip them with skills to build a successful career.

Research shows there is a gap between what young people learn at school and the skills they need to be successful at work. For students from disadvantaged schools, this is compounded by the lack of access to professional role models and work opportunities. In many cases, their choices beyond school are influenced by a lack of understanding about their own strengths and skills, limited knowledge about different pathways and no sense of entitlement to further education or career options outside the local community.

Aspirations focuses on Years 10 and 11 as a critical time when students determine what type of further education they will pursue, or whether they will continue with school at all. Mentors sharing their own career journeys and challenges can make an enormous impact as students consider their options for the future.

The program can be delivered fully digitally, face-to-face in the workplace or as a combination of both (blended). Sessions include understanding personal brand, recognising personal strengths, interview techniques and the development of essential employability skills such as communication and teamwork.

Read how the learning outcomes of our Aspirations program address key Australian Curriculum General Capabilities.

Program time commitment

Face-to-face delivery: 10 hrs total for students, 10 hrs total for mentors
Digital delivery: 8 hrs 15 min total for students, 4 hrs 45 min total for mentors


Meet an alumnus: Watch as Joshua talks about his Aspirations program.

97% of students

said they now feel prepared for the world of work

100% of students

said they are now aware of the skills that employers are looking for

get in touch with us today

Please contact us on 02 8988 6850 or by using the form below: