Resources for parents

Support from parents and carers is crucial when young people make important decisions about their future. If you didn’t go to university yourself or have questions about higher education, you will find these resources helpful.

Is university for my child?

Attending university is exciting and can be very rewarding. It usually results in earning more money over a lifetime and work in an area that is really interesting. This brochure explains the basics about going to university and how to get more information.

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University challenge

Helping your children make their mark on the world is an important part of being a parent. These videos share the experiences of parents, students and university staff about the realities of university and some of the common challenges faced when a member of the family enters higher education.

Living in rural and remote Australia

This video touches on some of the specific experiences of parents and students from rural and remote communities.

Enquiring Minds 

Enquiring Minds inspires children (and adults!) to think about their future and the fantastic careers available to them through university study. The TV series, website and online game are aimed at 7-12 year olds; however, it’s definitely more fun to watch it together as it’s never too early to start talking about their future.

Models of Achievement

The Models of Achievement show ordinary Australians and their journey through TAFE and/or university. This series is aimed at children 14 years and older and demonstrates how people with very different backgrounds can transform their lives through higher education.

Watch it with your children and learn about the former Bulldogs player who completed his Masters in Commerce, a former child soldier who is now a lawyer, the sheep farmer who survived lymphatic cancer to study law and help children in the juvenile justice system and the factory worker who cracked a previously unsolvable equation.