Career Insider Stories

So, you want to know what it’s really like to start your own interior design business, run the kitchen in a major hotel, oversee the logistics for a multi-million dollar company, write and publish a series of books, argue a case in a court of law, or more?
We chatted with hundreds of professionals to gain first-hand insight into a range of industries and roles.

  • Discover career paths you never knew existed
  • Be inspired to study something new
  • Gain valuable tips and advice
  • Understand what the job really entails
Nicholas Steepe

Equity & Diversity Project Manager

Nic is responsible for developing and managing equity and diversity projects for regional University, CSU. Read his inspiring story and how he overcame his own mental health and identity issues to go on help and inspire many others.

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Bill Granger

Chef, Restaurateur and Media Personality

Becoming a chef was never on the childhood career plan for Bill, but he taught himself to cook through reading, eating and experimenting.

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Brett Lee

Australian Cricket Player

'To wear the baggy green and represent Australia is a huge honour and, as a cricketer, there is no better feeling.'

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Natasha Stott Despoja

Senator, South Australia

'The stroke of the pen to a piece of legislation can affect peoples lives for the better or, sometimes, for the worse.'

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Sarah Key

Physiotherapist to the Queen

'You've got people traipsing in from all points on the compass nursing their pain and wanting someone to roll their sleeves up and do something.'

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Morris Gleitzman

Children's Author

One of Australia's most successful writers, Morris Gleitzman recalls sending off countless manuscripts to publishers only to be rejected.

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Sonya Hartnett

Award-Winning Author

'Just because you can put one word in front of the next, doesn't mean that they are going to be the right words. You have to be able to have an ear, eye and feeling for it.'

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Natarsha Belling

News Presenter

'Whilst a university degree assisted me greatly, the importance of hands-on experience can never be underestimated...'

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Dr Katrina Warren

Vet and Media Personality

'I’ve been bitten, kicked and hissed at. I’ve been chased out of paddocks by llamas spitting at me and strangled by snakes.'

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Professor Ian Frazer


'My career is my hobby. It gives me a great chance to interact with people much smarter than I am.'

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AIM Business School
All Health Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of ICT
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Builders Academy Australia
Building and Construction Training Australia
College Australia
College for Adult Learning
Deakin University
Ducere Global Business School
Edith Cowan University Online
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Everthought Education
Foundation Education
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
James Cook University Online
Kirana Colleges
La Trobe University
La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Mentor Education
Monarch Institute
Nepean Industry Edge Training
Onfit Training College
Open Colleges
RMIT Online
The Hotel School
UNE Partnerships
University of Adelaide
UNSW Online
UTS Online
Victoria University Online
Torrens University
University of East London
University of Mauritius
University of New England
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
Open Colleges School of Health
HTMi Australia
Southern Cross University