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 On the Job Update February 2023

The Jobs

On the Job now has over 2720 job names listed with

* Job Information, from 5 – 15 career websites – mostly Australian
* Job Outlook symbols showing Future Outlook: “Decline, Static, Moderate, Strong, and Very Strong”.
We have concentrated on jobs of the future.
* Activities to be used in English, Maths, Science, PE and Humanities classes
* Links to YouTube videos for students to understand what happens in this job

All Activities

This icon indicates all the Activities within the website. This document is +135pages in length but you can use "Find" as with any other Word.docx

Every top job eg. the Dentist will have activities around that job indicated by the icon


on the left-hand size of their page.

Other jobs under the Dentist include:

Dental Assistant or Dental Nurse
Dental Hygienist
Dental Specialist
Dental Technician
Dental Therapist
Forensic Dentist/Forensic Odontologist

These jobs might or might not have a direct activity to that job.
Eg. the activity "George Washington's Teeth or Tooth! A new story..." can be related to the Dental Technician but all the other 4 activities are related to the Dentist:

Model of Teeth
Videos about visits to the Dentist inspired by Mr Bean
Let's test if there is "bitter truth about what sugar is doing to your teeth"!
Science, Strontium & the repatriation of ancestral Aboriginal remains


3 Jobs highlighted this month are: from the category: “Manufacturing & Production
NB. If there is the sign #TC on an activity, then The Conversation is the main stimulus material






Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

           LiteracyCritical & Creative

1. Modelling the Human Hand (CSIRO & Teacher Ben Berden)

2. Regeneration Possible? #TC
MiddleHigh School

High School

URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/manufacturing/biomedical_engineer.htm




Brewery Worker
Tasting Room Staff / Beer Server



NumeracyCritical & Creative

LiteracyPersonal and social capability

1. Hops: A Puzzle

2. When is 'hand-crafted' really just crafty marketing? #TC

3. “If you don’t have a beer you’re not a man” – rural workplaces made more dangerous by drugs and alcohol #TC

 PrimaryMiddleHigh Schoolall


High School

High School





URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/manufacturing/brewer.htm






Literacy Critical & Creative

 Personal and social capabilityICT Capability





1.  How Cheese is Made Activity

Is Milking Cows Cruel?

Creating a Crossword Puzzle


High School



PrimaryMiddleHigh Schoolall


URL:      https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/manufacturing/cheesemaker.htm


Life on the Job
There are over 185 “Life on the Job” people and their career stories. 
 This month, we are featuring

Professor Fiona Wood


"Under Her Skin" an autobiography by Sue Williams has been released recently.

Lesson StrategiesLesson Strategy highlighted this month

On the Shoulders of Giants

What a great way for teachers of History, English, & Philosophy
to help develop critical and creative thinking skills & collaborative learning.

Go and see how this strategy can be implemented in a lesson with this lesson activity below. 





Harbour Master


Harbour Master


Critical & Creative Literacy





1. The Harbor-Master: A Classic Horror Story: A Sequel - On the Shoulders of Giants!


 High School





Full Job Listing
When you see this symbol – it will take you to the Full Job Listing  - updated each week.

 Elevator Operator
Going, going, gone
Jobs of Yesteryear

There are 40+ jobs listed here
A History Project?

What's New
Each week new jobs are added to the website. Keep up-to-date here

Australasia Childrens University

On the Job is an Online Learning Destination for Australasia Children's University.
This page contains activities for students belonging to the University to complete.

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning Activity
This icon has been added to all activities that incorporate Cooperative Learning Principles.

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Frances Moore

Creator and Maintainer of On the Job website
For teachers, parents and students – Years 5 - 12
E: Frances.Moore@onthejob.education
Mob 0410540608

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