Not sure what kind of work you want to do in the future? No problem. Answer the following questions and discover your possible dream job – as well as the VCE subjects and uni courses you’ll need to get it.
Are you good with numbers?
Dream job: accountant, business analyst, human resource adviser, market analyst
Possible courses: accounting, financial planning, human resource management, international trade
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: accounting, business management, economics, any mathematics
Rani Pathak landed her dream job in logistics and cost planning at Toyota.
Like working with your hands?
Dream job: bricklayer, builder, plumber, carpenter, make-up artist, hairdresser
Possible courses: bricklaying, building and construction, plumbing, carpentry, specialist make-up, hairdressing
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: automotive, building and construction, electrical industry, engineering, furnishing, hospitality, interactive digital media
Plumbing apprentice Dylan Di Martino represented Australia at the International WorldSkills championships.
Dylan Di Martino
Love to write?
Dream job: scriptwriter, journalist, writer, editor, marketing/public relations coordinator, radio/television producer
Possible courses: screen media, professional and creative writing, marketing communication, creative industries
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: literature, drama, theatre studies, media, business management
Benjamin Laut co-founded an award-winning film production company.
Are you creative & artistic?
Dream job: artist, festival director, music producer, graphic designer, poet
Possible courses: creative industries, music, interactive media, professional and creative writing
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: visual communication design, art, studio arts, music, media, product design and technology, literature, theatre studies
Quinn Daly travelled to Scotland for an art residency at famous artist studios.
Interested in health?
Dream job: osteopath, nurse, paramedic, dietitian, forensic scientist, wellness consultant
Possible courses: osteopathy, nursing, paramedicine, nutrition and food sciences, biomedical sciences, health science
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: biology, chemistry, physics, health and human development, biology, physical education, any mathematics
Paul Hermann runs two successful osteopathy clinics.
Like helping people?
Dream job: community services worker, lawyer, international aid worker, social worker, youth worker
Possible courses: psychology/laws, laws and legal services, community development, social work, youth work
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: psychology, global politics, Australian politics, legal studies
Meghann Clark’s law degree has taken her all over the world.
Want to design our suburbs & cities?
Dream job: draftsperson, engineer, industrial engineer, surveying technician, engineering technician
Possible courses: architectural and building engineering, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, sports engineering
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: product design and technology, systems engineering, physics, chemistry, any mathematics
Emma Buis loves her job in architectural engineering.
Are you great with computers?
Dream job: applications developer, programmer, systems analyst, technical and user support, software engineer
Possible courses: computer science, network and systems computing, information technology, digital media and technology, electrical and electronic engineering
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: software development, product design and technology, informatics, and mathematics
Andrew Hinton found his dream job in IT at Telstra.
Do you love sport?
Dream job: exercise physiologist, fitness instructor, PE teacher, program development coordinator, remedial/Sports massage therapist, sports coach
Possible courses: exercise science and human movement, fitness, physical education, sport and recreation management, remedial massage/myotherapy, sport coaching
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: physical education, health and human development
Sisters Bianca and Rosemarie Michetti are exercise science stars.
Sisters Bianca and Rosemarie Michetti
Want to help people learn?
Dream job: childcare supervisor, primary or secondary school teacher, training manager or assessor, teacher aide
Possible courses: early childhood education and care, education, training and assessment, education support
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: any mathematics
Sarah Mullucks won an award for her work as a primary school teacher.