To register for Industry Live sessions please scroll down to the date you’re interested in below.

What is Industry Live?

Join Beacon Foundation live online for Industry Live, a series of 12 live, career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator.

Why Industry Live?

  • Industry volunteers can’t always come together with schools at short notice to answer questions, share ideas, provide career education and ideas to help inspire students’ future pathways.
  • The convenience of videoconferencing allows us to use the power of technology to connect students, teachers and industry volunteers without leaving the classroom or workplace.
  • This 45 minute facilitated discussion format provides an engaging context to allow students access to industry mentors they might not otherwise have.

Event format

  • 1-hour timeslot (includes 45 min student contact + evaluation survey).
  • All Industry Live events are free of charge. Schools are welcome to book in for single or multiple events.

Suggested cohorts/grades

Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.

We invite interested teachers who want to spectate and experience the event to join us online and see how your students can benefit. A great PD idea!

Parent and community involvement

We welcome schools making Industry Live a community event and inviting parents and families along to watch the session.

What is required to run this at my school?

You will need a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and a microphone to allow you to communicate virtually with minimal noise bleed.

You will also need access to Zoom (a video conferencing platform similar to Skype). However, please note that you don’t require your own licence to Zoom or any specific software installed to run it, you should simply be able to use the Zoom links that the Beacon Online team provide unless your firewalls specifically block Zoom.

You will need adequate internet bandwidth to run the session. We suggest where possible that you use physical connections to the internet rather than WIFI as it is more stable.

As part of your booking, you will be trained in how to access and use the appropriate technology and the Beacon Online team will perform a “tech check” with you prior to delivery.

Your Facilitators


A student of psychology and an experienced performer and educator, Molly finds greatest joy in helping things to grow. When’s she’s not working with children, or studying to be a child psychologist/school counselor, she is most likely to be found hunched in her veggie patch or renovating her house lovingly by hand. Molly passionately believes in the power of helping young people discover a sense of their unique place in the world, their individual strengths and passions. By facilitating the awakening and focusing of innate skills to communicate and utilise these strengths, Molly aims to support young Australians to find their niche and see real value in what they have to offer.


Renee is all about creating authentic connections with people of all ages. Her long-standing career in the Hair & Beauty Industry developed her into an effective communicator with the ability to connect with others and help fuel her passion to help people on a deeper level. In recent years, whilst owning and operating two small businesses, Renee has volunteered her time within local primary schools to deliver programs and workshops focusing on self-confidence, resilience, inner strength and unlocking potential. Renee is a facilitator for Beacon’s High Impact Programs and our Collective Ed project in Tassie, and feels extremely lucky to have found roles that marry together her skills, passions and sincere desire to see young people realise their full potential.


Working as a lead facilitator in Beacon’s High Impact Programs (HIPs), Lani has an extensive history in community service and the performing arts. As a WAAPA trained actor, he is passionate about using performance-based tools to foster creativity, resilience and encouraging young people to take risks and challenge their perception of themselves. Lani’s passion for community service has seen him work in a variety of roles supporting young people, the LGBTQI+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees and those at risk of homelessness. Lani is keenly curious about the connective power of story-telling and often uses narrative as a framework for both his facilitation and counselling practise.

Term 1


2019 Topics

11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

I won’t have the same job forever – what is a career and what is it like to have a job?


11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Surviving your first year of TAFE or university – top tips and hints from insiders


11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Careers in trades, traineeships and apprenticeships – what to expect, how to prepare and succeed.


Term 2


2019 Topics

11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Being your own boss – How do you start your own business?


11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Careers in emergency and armed services – what is it like to work in these fields and what skills do you need?


11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Jobs in the arts and creative fields – what skills do I need and what types of jobs are in these industries?


Term 3, 2019


2019 Topics

11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

What jobs require STEM education? – career pathways in STEM and how to prepare for them now


11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Careers in health – inside information on what it’s really like to work in the industry and what kinds of jobs are available.


11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Jobs you can do remotely – How to find, apply and succeed in them.


Term 4, 2019


2019 Topics

11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Careers in sport and recreation – not just the athlete or coach! Jobs in the business and promotion of sport you may never have thought of.


1:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT


Chat live with NASA. Live text chat with NASA scientists during a flight to Antarctica about how they’re monitoring polar ice and its connection to the Earth’s climate. Also learn more about careers in aerospace and climate science.

Spaces limited. Priority given to schools with an ICSEA under 1000.


11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Careers in cyberspace and IT – jobs you’ve never thought or heard of – what do people in IT actually do? Hear directly from Google about what they look for in new recruits.


11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Careers in retail, construction and property – what roles are out there and what you need to know about being successful in these industries.


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