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Understanding Income Tax and Returns

A lot of young people have limited knowledge about income tax and how to prepare their first tax return.  Accessing the right information is critical for getting this task completed accurately.  The Australian Taxation Office, simply called the ATO, manages all tax matters.  This is the government body that issues your Tax File Number (TFN).Lodging Your Income Tax ReturnThere […]

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What is your personality type?

Did you know that your brain is like your finger print, it is totally unique!  While your brain might be unique, your personality type is a lot like other people. Understanding your personality can help you to better manage your choices for work and your life in general. There are a number of models for personality […]

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Dealing with Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the workplace can be devastating. It can lead to stress and anxiety and ultimately affect your health and your sense of wellbeing.  It is not acceptable behaviour in Australian workplaces. SafeWork NSW, defines bullying in the workplace as repeated and unreasonable behaviour that creates a risk to health and safety. It can be directed at an […]

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Youth Mental Health

Youth mental health is a major issue in Australia. In 2016, just under one in four young people aged 15-19 years, surveyed in Australia, had a probable serious mental illness. Of concern, there has been a significant increase in proportion of young people meeting this criteria over the past five years. 50% of mental health conditions […]

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Getting Your First Car

Getting your first car is exciting and an important decision. Keeping it on the road is just as important. Here are some tips to help you avoid some costly mistakes. In this video you will get some tips on finding the right car, what you can afford and ongoing car costs. The Money Smart Rookie video […]

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Youth Homelessness

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 hundred people are homeless.  There are currently 105,237 people in Australia who are homeless.  Of these, 56 percent are male and 44 percent are female.  Youth Homelessness accounts for 25 percent of this total figure. ​In this short video by Forgotten Lands, Youth Homelessness is explored.  Below […]

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Cold Calling Employers for Jobs

Being proactive with your job search is the key to success.  Being proactive means learning the art of cold calling employers. The hidden market as it is sometimes called, refers to jobs that are not advertised.  These jobs are filled through word of mouth or direct recruitment.  Some estimates put the hidden job market as high […]

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Building Your Confidence

Whether you are applying for work over the phone, by mail or in person, your confidence can seriously impact your results. Confidence can be improved with just a little bit of effort. So take some time to understand how confidence can be developed. This short video from TED-Ed explains what affects your levels of confidence and […]

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What is a USI and why do I need one?

If you are going undertake any formal study in Australia, then you will need a Unique Student Identifier, also known as a USI. In this short video from Swinburne Online you can find out why you need a USI and the steps involved in applying for one. This is the link to the site to create […]

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Safety Starts with You

If you are attached to all your bits, then you need to take responsibility for your safety at work. While your employer must provide you with a healthy and safe working environment, you are the one that needs to make sure it stays that way. Check out this video to see how easily we can forget […]

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