Geography

Click here for a list of examples of where an interest in Geography can lead you, including University Courses, TAFE courses and Apprenticeships. Information provided by the IMVC in their Subject Selection Kit

Why Study GEOGRAPHY?

Geography is the study of where geographical features are located and why they are there, and what makes one place different from another, and how and why these differences matter.  It looks at the interaction between human activities and natural processes, and develops understanding of the distribution of human and natural phenomena on or near the surface of the Earth from a spatial perspective.

The study of geography addresses the following questions: What is there?  Where is it?  Why is it there?  What are the effects of it being there?  How is it changing over time?  Should it be like this?  What will it be like in the future?

Through studying geography, students develop knowledge and skills that enable them to understand the complex interactions of their world from a spatial perspective.  They learn to participate effectively as global citizens in the sustainable use and management of the world’s resources.

                                                                                (Extracted from V.C.A.A. Study Summary: Geography 2006-2009)

Click here to go to the GeoCareers website, which is especially designed to provide students with information about careers based on the study of Geography. Additionally, click here for some current career profiles of people with a Geography backgound.

GEOGRAPHY – industry related information

www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au Australian Archaeological Association – links to education providers and work experience organisations.

www.aha.net.au Australian Hydrographers Association – general information about what hydrographers do and where courses are conducted.

www.aseg.org.au Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists – Straight forward description about what is geophysics , links to an interactive website and universities offering geophysics.

www.aig.org.au/ Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

www.education.vic.gov.au Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (Workforce Planning Unit) – includes downloadable brochures and information sheets about teaching as a career.

www.dse.vic.gov.au Department of Sustainability and Environment – website focuses on role of the department and current programs and projects.  It includes downloadable fact sheets that could assist with student projects.

www.gsa.org.au Geological Society of Australia – includes career and educational resources and information about the International Year of Planet Earth Student Contest.

www.mappingsciences.org.au Mapping Sciences Institute – site has information about careers, employment prospects and links to training providers.

www.minerals.org.au Minerals Council of Australia – Industry overview, career pathways, apprenticeship and training information.

www.rbg.vic.gov.au National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens – site provides details of student learning programs, group tour details and professional development for teachers.

www.riisc.com.au Resources and Infrastructure Industry Skills Council – site contains downloadable wall charts showing career pathways (publications link).

www.ruralskills.com.au Rural Skills Australia – includes case studies of individuals and organisations involved in rural skills training.

www.ausimm.com.au The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – website includes downloadable careers booklets, brochures and profiles.

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