Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Beacon Foundation welcomes videos detailing an individual’s career journey, educational pathway, daily tasks, industry practices, challenges, rewards and work-readiness advice. For information on how to submit a career story please click here.
All details in Career Story videos provided on eBeacon were correct at the time of recording. The views and opinions expressed in Career Story videos are those of the speaker/s and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Beacon Foundation and/or the speaker’s employer.
For 28 years Beacon has co-constructed real-world education through partnerships we build between schools and industry. This includes curriculum, work readiness programs, work exposure opportunities, real-life industry projects and work pathways. eBeacon is an extension of this work, with the aim of reaching, connecting and inspiring more young people than ever before. eBeacon has extended the potential reach of our work into every school in Australia. eBeacon brings a wide range of resources from outside communities to students in schools. These make school engaging and relevant and prepare students to navigate the more complex careers of the future. Across 2017 Beacon will be inviting our supporters to take with us the next step in our journey to REACH, CONNECT and INSPIRE more young Australians. We’d love for you to join us to discover innovative ways in which you can help us make a difference in the lives of those who are most in need.
Only approved registered eBeacon members. It is not a public site. Click here to find out more.
Approved members can access eBeacon at anytime. Support is available during business hours (AEST). There may be scheduled shut down times for site maintenance – these will be advertised.
No, just follow instructions on screen! If you do need any assistance please select the envelope icon on the right hand side of your screen.
The development of eBeacon is a genuine co-construction process. All feedback is gratefully accepted and considered. Use the feedback button (on any eBeacon page) to provide your suggestions and feedback so we can capture and include it in our development process.
Groups on eBeacon are messages shared between more than two members. A private group is visible only to its invited members. A public group can only be created by a Beacon staff member. Public groups are visible on the ‘Groups’ page. Members can request to join a public group. All groups have an owner who can add or remove members and initiate conversations. Some suggested uses for groups is to communicate between members in a project (such as a BPG) or to discuss a topic of particular interest. You can leave a group at any time.
MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION
Beacon schools have access to eBeacon included in their annual membership fee.
There is no cost for skilled volunteers to become Beacon Collaborators.
If you wish to volunteer as a Beacon Collaborator (skilled volunteer) or if you are an educator at a Beacon-affiliated school, please register via the Sign In/Register button on ebeacon.net.au. All registrations are subject to an approval process and as such, will not be granted immediate access. Once approved, login instructions will be sent to your nominated email address. If you have another reason for registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request registration.
You can reset your password at any time by following the ‘I forgot my password’ link on the sign-in page.
You must be 18 years of age or older to register with eBeacon.
Absolutely. Information on becoming a Beacon Collaborator can be found on the Beacon Collaborators page.
Zoom is an online video conferencing platform used to facilitate some interactions on eBeacon. You do not need a Zoom account to participate. Zoom links are provided when needed and will load in your internet browser.
eBeacon can be accessed via your smart phone and tablet. For best functionality, we recommend you use your desktop to view the eBeacon application. We are working towards an even better mobile-responsive site.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
Information about Working with Children Checks and Beacon’s requirements can be found On the Working with Children Checks page.
Yes. eBeacon has been designed to facilitate educators accessing best practice ideas from their peers across Australia. You can send a Table1 Request to other educators. Additionally, educators can join a group or attend an event with other educators.