Meaningful opportunities for high school students

Improve your chances of landing your first job or starting your career.

VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Environmental Scientist @Cardno

Looking for a career in environmental science where you can combine brilliant problem-solving abilities with scientific skills to create technological solutions which protect, restore and preserve the planet.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Civil Engineering @Cardno

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of civil engineering and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Marine Biologist @Cardno

Looking for career in marine science where you can analyse the sea and its interaction with the land, atmosphere, sea floors, animal life and plants and use the information gained to predict changes to the earth’s infrastructure, inform statutory legislation and encourage environmental protection.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Electrical Trade @***

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of an electrician and opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many fields of the electrical trade.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Mechanical Trade @***

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a mechanical tradesman and opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many fields of this trade.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Plumbing Trade @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a plumber tradesman and opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many fields of this trade.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Mechanical Engineering @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of mechanical engineering and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Health Aid Worker @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a health aid-worker and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Web Designer @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a web designer and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Web Developer @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a web developer and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Industrial Designer @****

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of an industrial designer and the opportunity to expand your skills and specialise in many areas of this industry.

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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Start Your Own Social Enterprise Business

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a social enterprise and the opportunity to grow your skills and knowledge in how to start and grow a social lead business.

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Start Your Own For-Profit Business

Get exposure to day-to-day workings of a for-profit business and the opportunity to grow your skills and knowledge around starting and operating a successful business.

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Certified Career Leaders

Our career programs are designed by Blue Goat Careers – professional career coaches and business psychologists with a collective range of experience spanning over 45 years. When you need assistance to chart a path through the unlimited range of career options, Blue Goat will provide you with the space to explore what you need and facilitate a way to find your destiny.

They are registered members of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), as well as Certified Morrisby Online practitioners.

Explore world-class programs designed by career guidance experts that will help you power through the unknown world of work. 

CAREER GUIDANCE

The $35K Club

Explore how you can make the best career and life choices that are right for you, and drop the #FOMO that springs up when you look around at other choices.

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Ready-To-Roll

You’re about to step away from the familiarity of school and branch out into the unknown. We have packaged a program that will help you address the fear, replace anxiety with curiosity and negotiate your ways of getting what you need as a ‘responsible adult’.

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CAREER GUIDANCE

Starting Your Career Decisions Stress-Free

This program will dive into how you can start dreaming about your future, making subject selection a valuable test of your interests and being comfortable with not knowing all the answers yet, and learning through failure.

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CAREER GUIDANCE

Parallel Parent

Transform what is confusing and frustrating about your teenagers’ career choices (or complete lack of them) into an understanding approach that reflects what your teenager needs from you. This course runs parallel to the 35K Club, from a parents perspective.

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CAREER GUIDANCE

Teachers and Career Advisors

Shifting a career choice process into a personally engaging experience for the many many many students you need to support. Work with each student using a SMART program that supports them as they become more independent with each decision.

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New success stories every day

Students all around Australia are joining to design their future.

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon release the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

“In year 10, I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Partnering with global and local companies

Through our partnership, we have assembled a wide range of opportunities to help you discover your What’s Next…

Frequently asked questions

Find the answer you’re looking for below

Who is Grandshake for?

Young people aged between 13-19.

How many program can I do?

You can enroll in one or more programs on Grandshake. Although, we recommend you enroll in one virtual experience at a time so you can get the most out of the program.

Are there any prerequisites for the programs?

No. There are no prerequisites for the program.

When can I commence my program?

Anytime. You can start a program whenever you want, it might be during the school holidays or during the regular school term.

Why should I choose Grandshake?

Because we get you! We get that you’re not sure, we get that decision making can be a difficult process and the fears, self-pressure and expectations from family, siblings, school and friends can be daunting. So here’s an answer to your question, ‘Why Grandshake?’ – Grandshake programs are designed in partnership with local and global employers. Experiences gained during these programs will assist you to gain greater insights and develop relationships with people who work in the industry or area of your interest. We exist so you don’t have to say “I wish I had Grandshake” when I was in high school trying to figure out what’s next…

Are the courses VETis funded for students?

No. Unfortunately, our programs are not funded by the local or federal system.