Life Skills

Vocations and Careers OneFile

Vocations and Careers provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialised industry journals.

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  • Topic finder: visualise connections between search terms and topics and view relevant articles for those topics
  • Subject guide search: search our subject index to find articles tagged with specific subject terms
  • Accessible format available
  • Translations of most articles available
  • Highlight and make notes on articles

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers online courses in business, technology, and creative skills to help you achieve your goals, whether for fun or for school or work. Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

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Apps Available:

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  • Watch bite-sized video courses anytime, anywhere
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Get personalised course recommendations based on your skills, experience, and goals
  • Download courses for offline viewing
  • Content available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish and simplified Chinese
Popular Courses:
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Answering Common Interview Questions Graphic Design Learning Python
Business Etiquette Photography Programming Foundations
Communicating with Confidence Music Artificial Intelligence Foundations

When accessing LinkedIn Learning from your computer:

  1. Go to LinkedIn Learning
  2. Click 'Get Started'
  3. Enter your Liverpool Library card number and PIN

When downloading the LinkedIn Learning App:

  1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app to your device.
  2. Tap 'Sign in'
  3. Tap 'Sign in with your library card'
  4. Type liverpoolcitylibrary as your library ID
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Enter your Liverpool Library card number and PIN.

Transparent Language Online

Explore over 100 world languages including English as a Second Language with Transparent Language Online. Suitable for beginners starting out with the alphabet and travel basics or advancing to conversational skills.

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Apps Available

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  • English as a second language available for native speakers of over 25 languages
  • Kidspeak Courses available for children aged 6 and over in over 6 languages
  • Follow along lesson plans and practice skills to reach your personal goals

How to start if accessing Transparent Language for the first time:

  1. Visit Transparent Language
  2. Click on the Sign Up tab and enter your Liverpool Library card number
  3. Complete the form as required and make sure you take note of your username and password
  4. Select the language you would like to start learning

Apps Available

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Help guide when downloading the App:

  1. Once you have signed up and created your account, download the app from your app store
  2. Enter your username and password or scan the QR code found on the 'mobile access' page in Transparent Language
  3. Now you're ready to learn on the go

Freely available eResources

The following resources are reliable starting points for searching for further education or employment and training opportunities.

The Good Universities Guide will help you find courses at Australia's top universities, TAFEs and training colleges. They provide advice on studying a degree, enrolling in an MBA program, searching for vocational training, choosing a career, looking for scholarships, and more.

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Myfuture will help students get more information on the career or industry they might want to work in by providing resources to explore career pathways and tools to develop self-knowledge to help with career decision-making.

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You may decide you want short courses or on-the-job training, getting to continue your education while working in the field you're interested in. Skills NSW helps you find these opportunities by listing courses and useful resources to help you navigate the professional world.

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Skillsroad Virtual 360 Workplace is a great way to explore different industries. See personal stories filmed in virtual reality in different workplaces, including careers offering apprenticeships and traineeships.

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Traineeships and apprenticeships combine on the job training and formal education. This website provides resources on everything you need to know about getting one.

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The Uni Guide allows high school leavers to explore, shortlist, compare, and apply for thousands of undergraduate courses, all in one place, helping them to make informed decisions about their careers.

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The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions, and their website has useful information for those leaving high school and thinking about continuing their education.

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A part of a government initiative, Your Career is designed to provide clear and simple careers information and to help people of all ages and circumstances better plan and manage their career. They have a specific section for school leavers.

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