Innovation with the Australian Turntable Company

Have you ever seen a turntable? Australian Turntables have been creating them since 1987.

Turntables are used by a range of people for all kinds of reasons, but essentially, turntables are installed to rotate an object.  Sometimes they are used in garages to spin cars, or in mines to turn trucks, and sometimes even for stages or audiences.  Australian Turntables are experts in engineering and developing turntables and can deliver and install products customised for any situation.  Australian Turntables ship their products within Australia and all around the world.

Join us as Australian Turntables General Manager Marc, takes us on a walk-through of their Bendigo office and factory. He shows us what they do, interviews staff about a variety of jobs, and reveals the results of their work.

MEET THE PEOPLE

Meet the people of the Australian Turntable Company. Watch these videos to find out a bit more about the careers and jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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Were you paying attention? Watch the video about Harrison then complete the Kahoot! Quiz by clicking on the link below.

Don’t understand some of the words in the videos? Click on the video glossary to find out what the word means!

WHAT IS PROCESS THINKING?

Find out all about Process Thinking and use your metacognitive skills to break down a task into simple parts.

INDUSTRY PATHWAYS

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are not frequent but may be available upon enquiry.

High School Work Placement

Work Placements may be available to secondary students studying VET engineering.  Students can discuss with careers staff at their school.

If you’re looking for a work placement opportunity, the Goldfields LLEN can help. Visit their website to find out more.

No Experience

Businesses such as Australian Turntables offer an industry pathway where you can start work without any previous working experience.  Contact the organisation directly to discuss.

Apprenticeship/
Traineeship

Work Placements may be available to secondary students studying VET engineering. Students can discuss with careers staff at their school.

If you’re looking for a work placement opportunity, the Goldfields LLEN can help. Visit their website to find out more.

University
Placement/
Internship

La Trobe University (Bendigo)
Work Integrated Learning is offered through the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University.

Federation University (Ballarat)
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering, or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology are required to undertake a work placement to graduate from their course.

FOR TEACHERS

This resource is for teachers who are engaged with the Passions & Pathways curriculum and would like to explore additional activities, AND/OR for specialist or generalist teachers who would like to bring career conversations into their classrooms.

See the list of curriculum links below for information on which activities engage students in the various learning areas and capabilities within the curriculum.