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Welcome to The Careers Department (ACN: 167 522 652) (we, us or our). Your (you, user) access to The Careers Department Platform/s (services, website, social media channels, resources or platform is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with all terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this Agreement and anywhere else on The Careers Department Platform/s.

We may immediately suspend access and/or terminate an account of any User believed to be in breach of this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement at any time, and you should check the Agreement from time to time for that reason. We will provide notification via the The Careers Department platform/s and by email (if we have your email address) of any substantial changes to this Agreement. If we amend this Agreement and you do not notify us to the contrary, your continued use of the The Careers Department/s will constitute your acceptance of the amended Agreement terms.

Access and The Careers Department's Obligations.

By becoming a User you will gain access to exclusive content on the The Footnotes Platform/s. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure your access is uninterrupted and error free, however we cannot provide any guarantees that all information will be accessible at all times or on all devices. You are responsible for the costs of establishing and maintaining an internet connection to access The Footnotes Platform/s and any associated ancillary costs.

We may at any time and without notice, modify, suspend or terminate the operation of, or access to the Services, or any part of, for any reason, to interrupt the operation of the Services, or any part of, as necessary to perform maintenance, error correction or other changes.

In undertaking its role The Careers Department will use reasonable endeavours to:

  • Provide you with a site that displays information about jobs, study, travel, gap years, companies, careers and money management; offers an online collection of resources including links to job searches, course searches and financial providers; displays employment, education, opportunities on behalf of our partners; and related products and services on behalf of our partners (Services).

  • Ensure all information on The Careers Department platform is up to date to the best of its knowledge. However, The Careers Department will not be liable for any incorrect or incomplete information displayed on The Careers Department platform/s or for any comments or information posted by users or other third parties.

  • Store and use any information (including Personal Information) which you provide as a user in compliance with the law.

The views which are expressed on The Careers Department Platform/s are not The Careers Department’s views and The Careers Department accepts no liability in respect of any material posted and is not responsible for its content and accuracy. The purpose of this product is to challenge, inform and shape careers decisions; however the ‘storytelling’ nature of this product means that it is not a substitute for independent professional career advice

User Obligations.

As a user, you are part of a community of people using The Careers Department platform/s. We require that all users comply with certain standards of behaviour when using The Careers Department Platform/s, uploading or downloading content or otherwise acting in your capacity as a user or related to The Careers Department Platform/s. The standards required of users are set out below.

  • The Careers Department Platform/s is only available for your personal use, or as provided for by your school, and is not to be used for any business or commercial purpose. You will not use The Careers Department/s for the purpose of advertising, promoting or soliciting any goods or services, or otherwise engaging in trade or commerce.

  • You must respect all users and contributors to The Careers Department Platform/s and not make any remarks which are illegal, defamatory or likely to offend other users or infringe upon any third party’s rights. We may immediately remove any content submitted by any user at any time.

  • You are solely responsible for your engagement and contributions to The Careers Department platform/s. You must not knowingly post or transmit or permit the posting or transmission of any material, which contains a computer virus or anything else which may compromise security of The Careers Department platform/s or be harmful to other users or The Careers Department platform/s.

  • You should advise us of any changes to the information submitted in your user registration form. We will do our best to update these details once notified.

  • You must not submit, post or display any User Content that:

    • you do not have permission, right or license to use;

    • is objectionable, offensive, unlawful, deceptive or harmful;

    • is personal, private or confidential information belonging to others;

    • requests personal information from a minor;

    • impersonates or misrepresents your affiliation with another person or entity;

    • transmits spam, including unauthorised advertising or promotional materials; or

    • is illegal, fraudulent, or manipulative.

  • We may remove User Content which is inappropriate or is in breach of these Terms of Use without notice.

Making Career
Advice Accessible.

Our platform reaches over 1 Million high school students across Australia with a focus on youth engagement, diversity initiatives, skill development, and work readiness.



Your Account.

In order to access the full services of The Careers Department platform/s you must make an account. You must not create an account for anyone other than yourself.

As part of the user application form you may be required to provide certain information about yourself. You must complete all requisite fields when creating your account and all information you provide us with, will be true, accurate, current and complete and you must not create an account for anyone other than yourself. You should review our Privacy Policy for full details on the types of personal information we collect, its purpose and how we handle it. Where we gather any Personal Information it will be handled in accordance with Australian privacy laws and the provisions of this Agreement and our Privacy Policy.

You will create a password for your user account which you can change from time to time. You must keep this password secure and not allow others to access your account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You must notify us immediately of any authorised use of your account. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising in connection with any unauthorised use of your account.

In respect to The Careers Department platform:

  • Student and Child users who access their account with The Careers Department in association with their school will automatically grant access to their profile details and activity for school administration accounts. By creating an account through a school license, the user agrees to these terms.

  • Student and Child users who create their account through a parent license automatically grant access to their profile details and activity for the purchaser / parent account. By creating an account through a parent subscription license, the user agrees to these terms.

  • Student and Child users have the option to give users who have purchased a parent license access to their account details and activities. Student and Child users will be notified of any requests to gain access to their account and have the option to accept or decline it. By accepting the user request, the user agrees to the parent user having access to their account.


We may monitor usage, perform statistical analysis of user activity and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas on The Careers Department Platform/s and to inform ourselves and others of such information. You acknowledge that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of The Careers Department’s internet servers or through the use of cookies. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you should use your browser’s cookie disabling feature. You should note, however, that if cookies are disabled certain features may not be available. The use of cookies on The Careers Department Platform/s enables us to deliver and maintain customised options when you make return visits to the site.

Terminating a User Account.

You may terminate your user account at any time by providing us with notice in writing to

We may terminate your user account at any time including if you breach any terms of the Agreement or if we decide to cease operating The Careers Department Platform/s or offering user accounts. We will provide notice to you in writing using the contact information provided in your user registration form in the event of a termination.

In the event the account is terminated we will remove all account information from our systems within 30 days of receiving a request. You will not be entitled to any credit or payment as part of your account.

The Careers Department consent.

Except where expressly stated otherwise we make no representations about the content and suitability for any purpose of the information contained on The Careers Department Platform/s. It is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty of any kind. All content, including opinions, offers, statements and advice, made available through The Careers Department Platform/s are those of their respective contributors and not of The Careers Department, and should not necessarily be relied upon.

We accept no responsibility for your use of The Careers Department Platform/s, contributions made by you to The Careers Department Platform/s or the actions of other Users, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Careers Department and its and their employees, officers, agents and contractors from and against all actions, proceedings, suits, claims and demands brought or made against The Careers Department by any person arising from or in consequence of your use of The Careers Department Platform, and from and against any damage, loss, cost or expense suffered or incurred by The Careers Department as a direct or indirect consequence thereof.

The purpose of this product is to challenge, inform and shape careers decisions; however the ‘story telling’ nature of this product means that it is not a substitute for independent professional career advice.

You indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claims arising out of your breach of these Terms and your use or misuse of the Services.

Copyright and Intellectual Property.

The copyright material published on The Careers Department website is subject to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and is owned by TheFootnotes Pty Ltd (The Careers Department) or, where indicated, by a party other than The Careers Department.

The content provided on The Careers Department Platform/s by us (whether produced by a third party, Users or otherwise) may include copyright material. All content and other information, text, images, graphics, software, applications and advertisements contained on the Publications are protected by international and Australian copyright law, and all rights are reserved. Except where expressly stated otherwise all material on the Publications is presented for your information and entertainment only; you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner. Full copyright details provided within the online terms.

If you use the links provided on this website to access a third party's website, you acknowledge that the terms of use, including licence terms set out on the third party's website apply to the use which may be made of the materials on that third parts website or where permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). TheFootnotes Pty Ltd accepts no responsibility for content on third-party websites.

We own, or are the licensee of, the intellectual property rights in the content of the Services, including but not limited to text, photos, graphic designs, images, audio, video, html code and artwork. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non sub-licensable licence to access the Services solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes.

The Careers Department logo may not be used without the prior specific and written permission of The Careers Department. No other trademark appearing in The Careers Department Platform/s may be used without the prior specific and written permission of the trademark owner.

Links and Advertisments.

The Footnotes Platform/s may contain hyperlinks to internet operated by third parties which may be accessible through content or through email communications. We will endeavour to ensure that all links are current but we are not responsible for the contents of any linked content from The Footnotes platform/s. The inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked by The Footnotes. Any link within The Footnotes Platform/s, which takes you to a third-party link should only be clicked on at your own risk. The Footnotes does not endorse or in any way adopt representations made by advertisers on The Footnotes Platform/s or any linked website, nor are any offers made by such advertisers or The Footnotes Platform/s operators also made by The Footnotes.

Any Questions?

If at any time you have any complaints or questions about The Careers Department Platform/s or your user account, you can contact us at


Social Media.

As part of The Careers Department Platform/s you may elect to connect with us through various social media channels such Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube and LinkedIn. In order to connect you will be required to set up your own account with the relevant social media site and you will be subject to terms and conditions prescribed by the operators of such sites. The Careers Department is in no way associated with or endorsed by any social media channels and is not responsible for any content posted by users or other third parties through such sites.

Governing Law.

This agreement between you and The Careers Department is governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. If any provision of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a Court of Law, it shall be severed and will not affect the remainder of the agreement, which will continue in full force and effect. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

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