My Future Career - Oral presentation competition

Highschool students studying together

Theme: My Future Career

We attend school for many years to learn, train and improve our skills or master our talents. What are you going to use yours for? 

The aim of this presentation is to tell the panel of friendly judges your drewam work and how you might plan to achieve it. You may not have decided yet, and that is ok, tell us some ideas you might have. Now it is time to explore those possibilities. Follow the questions below to help you plan your response. 

  • do you need to study certan subjects in high school?
  • how will you proceed at the end of your senior year?
  • will you need to further your education after high school?
  • what does a typical day look like in your future career?
  • why do you want to do this work?
Tell us about your future career and win prizes. 


  1. You can begin by introducing yourself and your future career.
  2. Then describe your career path so that your audience understands it – How did you discover you had an interest in this field?
  3. Did you need any specific training, knowlege or equipment to perform in your future career?  If so, where can you get this knowledge? Will  it take long to learn?
  4. Can you include some visual representation of your future career? Photos or diagrams?

How to get involved

Free coaching and mentoring

When: Saturday 18 March  

Where: Online (individual sessions) 

Time: 12pm Melbourne Time

Competition date

When: Saturday 25 March 

Where: Online Event 

Time: 12pm Melbourne Time

To enter, email by Friday 17 March, 5pm Melbourne time to register. Please include your name and international student number in all communication and let us know if you want free coaching and mentoring.

Notes to assist you

  • You will be expected to speak your oral, not read it. So, write up your oral and then make cue cards to assist you to learn your main points. Even though you will be presenting over a video call, the judges will be expecting you to speak directly to them as if they are in the room with you.
  • Try to use engaging speaking techniques. Pace your oral presentation so that you are not speaking too fast. Give pause to important points and try to use some facial expressions to enhance your points… a smile or well-placed anecdote or humour is often engaging to an audience.
  • Your pronunciation and use of language needs to be clear and appropriate. So make sure you practise and edit your work until you get it 'just right.'
  • Bring your personality to your oral presentation. Hand gestures, smiles, examples of places are all great ways to communicate, so feel free to use them.

If you would like any further information or assistance to complete the oral presentation please contact Ms. Denise Cornish, English as an Additional Language teacher at

CRICOS Provider Name and Code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K.
CRICOS Course Names and Codes: Primary (Prep to Year 6), 019047G; Secondary (7-12), 019048F; Victorian College of the Arts Secondary Course (7-12), 028651A.
Last Update: 3/03/2023 11:41 AM