On the Job


 Principals, Teachers, Parents & Carers

 On the Job Update July 2023

The Jobs

On the Job now has over 2340 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: “Information, Media & Telecommunications
NB. If there is the sign #TC on an activity, then The Conversation is the main stimulus material






 Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual Technician

Audio-visual Manager

 Critical & CreativePersonal and social capability


1. Light Sculpture (developed by Try Engineering)

2. Create a book trailer plus more ideas (developed by Biteable - video creating website)
PrimaryMiddleHigh School




Botanical Illustrator


Botanical Illustrator




Critical & CreativePersonal and social capability


1. Types of Botanical Artist: Compare and Contrast

2. What makes a good scientific or botanical illustration? A Community of Inquiry #TC



High School











Film & Television Camera Operator
Film & Television Lighting Operator
Focus Puller
Media Diver



Critical & CreativeICT Capability


Personal and social capability






1.  Becoming a Cinematographer! Make your own video

2. Cinematography can be... a screen character. Media Studies #TC

3. Practice being a Focus Puller


MiddleHigh School




High School

MiddleHigh School




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

Margaret Flockton


 Margaret was an Australian Botanical Illustrator, the first botanical illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.


Lesson PlansA Lesson Plan highlighted this month

Recognition of images and names by playing Jigsaw Bingo

What a great way for teachers to help develop critical & creative thinking skills & collaborative learning.
An another introduction to classification in Science.

Search our Site

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

Children's University

On the Job is an Online Learning Destination for Australasia & Africa 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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