Media Statements:  Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, The Honourable Kate Jones

Be Work Smart Dept of Education and TrainingA new booklet launched today at Rockhampton State High School will give Queensland jobseekers a competitive edge.

Education Minister Kate Jones and Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath visited the school to tell students about Be Work Smart, a publication designed to help them “get the right job and keep it”.

Ms Jones said Be Work Smart was a valuable resource for high school students.

“This workbook will teach the skills to help students secure a job, whether that be a part-time job while they complete studies, an application for an apprenticeship or a first step into the full-time workplace,” she said.

Be Work Smart has resulted from extensive consultation with employers, training providers and schools and has been produced to improve the job-readiness of applicants in response to employer feedback.

Ms D’Ath said anyone looking to gain employment can benefit from working through the booklet.

“Every job a person applies for is an exam of a kind, and studying Be Work Smart gives jobseekers the tools to put their best foot forward,” Ms D’Ath said.

“The booklet is being distributed to schools subject to availability, and is available to download and print or work through online from

Rockhampton State High School Principal Kirsten Dwyer said Be Work Smart would be used as a classroom resource in the school’s senior grades.

“It will also be an essential tool for our guidance officer, teachers and transition officers who will be able to refer students to it when they come in seeking careers advice,” Ms Dwyer said.

Original media announcement can be found here.