On the Job


 Principals, Teachers, Parents & Carers

 On the Job Update May 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: “Leisure & Entertainment
NB. If there is the sign #TC on an activity, then The Conversation is the main stimulus material






 Set Designer

Set Designer
Exhibition Designer

 NumeracyCritical & Creative
LiteracyPersonal and social capability

Ethical UnderstandingICT Capability



1. Set Design & Budget

2. Christmas Ads - can we do better? #TC

3. Theatre in Action - The Ant & the Grasshopper (Created by Kristie Fuller, New York) for Diversity students in Years 9 - 12.

4. How to create an exhibition in your classroom (developed by Australian Museum)

High School



URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/leisure/set_designer.htm

 Snowsport Instructor


Snowsport Instructor



Personal and social capabilityICT Capability

NumeracyCritical & Creative

1. Teaching Suggestions for Snowboard Instructors (Created by Snowsports Consulting Service)

2. How to get fit for Skilling or Snowboarding

3. The Physics of Snowboarding - also under Physicist

 PrimaryMiddleHigh School




MiddleHigh School


High School




URL: https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/leisure/snowsport_instructor.htm

 Stage Manager


Stage Manager

Stage Hand; Roadie; Production Crew; Theatre Mechanist



NumeracyPersonal and social capability

   Critical & CreativeICT Capability



1.  Timelines: Career Spotlight: Stage Manager

2. Cartoons & Stage Managers

PrimaryMiddleHigh School



PrimaryMiddleHigh School





URL:      https://onthejob.education/classhome_activities/leisure/stage_manager.htm


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

Catherine Martin


 Catherine is a Set  & Costume Designer and having won four Oscars, she is the most awarded Australian in Oscar history.


Lesson StrategiesLesson Strategy highlighted this month

Analysing by using a set of lessons called "Let's Analyse" - looking at are jobs Male or Female?

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

Search our Site

Is new - try it out!

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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Kind regards,

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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