ACA x National Careers Week 2021

13 May, 2021

What is National Careers Week?

Through National Careers Week this year, the ACA is putting an emphasis on member stories and what careers; personal development/education or skills they’ve pursued away from the cricket field, with both on eye on the future and for work/life balance while on contract

National Careers Week is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia and aims to celebrate careers, career development, career development services, and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development.

Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training, and work. Everyday decisions and priorities affect career development. Ultimately, career development is about much more than jobs- it is about how to live your life.

National Careers Week Event - Check out the range of events that are being run throughout the week here.

National Careers Week Resources – Access and share information sheets on vital areas of career development here.

Life Outside Cricket: Podcast Series with The Grade Cricketer

The ACA has partnered with The Grade Cricketer for a special podcast series throughout National Careers Week showcasing some of our members' passions away from the game of cricket.

Make your next career move with LinkedIn

The ACA invite you to attend FREE LinkedIn Webinar run by former Olympian and LinkedIn guru Shaun Coulton. This Webinar will look at how to leverage Linkedin to network and make your next career move.

WHEN: Friday 21st May 1:30 PM (AEST)



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Further study is child’s play for Lauren Cheatle

Lauren Cheatle says it felt like timing was on her side when the opportunity to study arose around the same time as her latest setback, a shoulder operation.

Elite Athletes to Elite Careers

During Careers Week Michael Page, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and the Australian Athletes’ Alliance are hosting a special Careers Week event, where attendees will be provided with an opportunity to explore career options for athletes after sport. Michael Page is a leading global recruitment agency and will discuss various industry trends, how to stand out from the crowd, transferrable skills and career paths that may be of interest for you to explore.

This event is an interactive face to face session (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). The team from Michael Page will have a number of experts on hand to provide advice relating to their field of expertise and are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

DATE: Thursday 20th May – Sydney & Friday 21st May – Melbourne

WHERE: Michael Page Offices CBD (Exact location provided upon RSVP)

TIME: 7.15am – 9.00am

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the ACA’s Transition Manager Carla Dziwoki via email -

Maitlan Brown's silver lining

A passion for art born in high school has helped Maitlan Brown remain fully focused on the rehab required to make her return to cricket.

2020-21 Kaplan Scholarship Recipients

A number of current and transitioning players have been working hard over the past year studying with Kaplan Australia through the ACA/Kaplan Scholarship program. From diplomas to MBA’s, players are able to study part time or full time and balance both playing cricket and their education.

Master of Business Administration

- Alex Ross

- Ben Dunk

- Daniel Solway

- Cameron Stevenson

Master of Financial Planning (MFP)

- Peter Nevill

Master of Applied Finance

- Daniel Worrall

- Matthew Kelly

Diploma of Leadership and Management - Nick Winter

Victoria Agent Representative Program - Anna Lanning

Scholarship applications for FY21/22 will open in the second half of the year.

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