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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Academy Xi
ACBI (Australian College of Business Intelligence)
AIBI Higher Education
AIM Business School
ALC Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Billy Blue College of Design
Builders Academy Australia
Building and Construction Training Australia
Celtic Training
Collaboration Learning
College for Adult Learning
Demi International
Ducere Global Business School
Ella Bache College
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Foundation Education
Gateway Training Academy
GROW Training Group
Hader Institute of Education
Hammond Institute
Industry Skills Training
Insight Training
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University
Lumify Learn
MCI Institute
Melbourne College of Further Education
Monarch Institute
Monash College Future Skills
National Business Institute of Australia
Nepean Industry Edge Training
Onfit Training College
Open Colleges
Original Campus
Outsource Institute
Parker Brent
Pet Stylist Academy
Phillips Institute
RMIT Online
Sero Institute
Serve It Up
The Hotel School
The Institute of Applied Psychology
Torrens University Australia
University of Adelaide
University of the Sunshine Coast
UNSW Online
UTS Online
Victoria University Online
Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia
University of East London
Southern Cross University