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 On the Job Update March 2023

The Jobs

On the Job now has over 2750 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: “Research & Development
NB. If there is the sign #TC on an activity, then The Conversation is the main stimulus material








 ICT Capability
Critical & Creative Ethical Understanding

1. Observing a pet animal(s)

2. Adaptations: The Wombat as the example. Look at one of the following and their adaptations: Humpback whales; Thorny Devils; Female Kangaroo; Emu; Gould's goanna; Pellucid hawk moths; Platypus; Purple copper butterfly; or, Echidna #TC

3. When is an animal not an ‘animal’? #TC


MiddleHigh School

URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/research/zoologist.htm





Forensic Ornithologist


Critical & CreativePersonal and social capability


1. A Study of the Australian Magpie #TC

2. Feather Identification – Forensic Ornithology
Case 1 = Poaching; Case 2= Birdstrike
(Created by Dr Carla Dove, Smithsonian Institute)

3. Aussie Backyard Birdcount (developed by Birdlife Australia)

4. Websites, Games & Apps

 PrimaryMiddleHigh Schoolall


MiddleHigh School









URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/research/ornithologist.htm






Forensic Pathologist
(Medical Examiner)
Forensic Technician


Numeracy Critical & Creative

 Personal and social capability Ethical Understanding






1.  Money, COVID tests & Pathology Companies: Cornell Note-taking Method & Community of Inquiry #TC

2. The Forensic Examiner [Pathologist] – working out cause of death using protein detection, electrolytes levels, sugar detection and chlorine detection

3. Exploration of Body Parts to predict Height (developed by Texas Instruments)

MiddleHigh School




High School

High School


URL:      https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/research/pathologist.htm


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

Cheryl Martin - A Micro-Livestock Farmer


Cheryl is a Rat Farmer - who would have thought there was such as job!
But during the pandemic a lot of people brought pet snakes and these pets had to be fed!


Lesson StrategiesLesson Strategy highlighted this month

6 Action Shoes

What a great way for teachers of History, English, Science & 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. 








Critical & Creative Literacy

Personal and social capability





1.  What do you know about the Koala and what you need to do to help it's plight? #TC

Lesson Strategy: 6 Action Shoes


 MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary



URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/research/biologist.htm


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

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For teachers, parents and students – Years 5 - 12
E: Frances.Moore@onthejob.education
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