It takes the average young person 5 years to secure meaningful work.


Let's speed that up.

Join our top-rated 5 week program to learn the practical skills, meet industry experts and build the network you need to accelerate your career.


Industry Expert 






Career Lab 2021 places are now full.

Program runs online from Wednesday October 20, with weekly online sessions, a national cohort community and practical, independent work sets, featuring some amazing industry leading experts, practical skill workshops, plenty of community building and of course that chaotic Ripple energy you know and love.

  • Program valued at: $350
  • Program ticket cost: $100









Your CareerLab Experts

Dr. Norman Swan

As COVID19 swept the world, Dr. Norman Swan has provided advice, comfort and stellar infographics to a nation desperate for clarity.

You will hear his career journey from aspiring actor, to doctor, to Walkley Award winning investigative journalist and now leading health broadcaster for the ABC, and the most trusted doctor in Australia.

He will be live online to answer your career building questions and talk all things wellbeing as we ride the COVID rollercoaster yet again!

Zali Steggall OAM MP

Zali will be joining us to share all about her zigzagging career (literally, she was a slalom skier) - from being an Olympic athlete and medallist, to studying Arts and Communications, training and practising as a Barrister to then being elected as the Independent Member for the seat of Warringah in the 2018 Federal Election.

Zali will share her brilliant advice for building a career based on purpose, and how to follow your passions wherever they may take you and whatever obstacles stand in your way ⛷️

Ttobie Arowobusoye

Hailing from a (mostly non-drinking) Nigerian family in South London, Ttobie started a long way from the offices of the iconic 4 Pines Brewing Company where she now works as their Sustainability and Social Impact Advisor.

She's moved countries, moved industries, retrained, founded the August Inc community to help WoC flourish in Australia and through her time at 4Pines, rewilded farmland, brought solar power to communities, and kickstarted a volunteering movement.

Huy Nguyen

After contracting polio as an infant in Vietnam, Huy's own experience of disability and disadvantage has given him a unique perspective to address real-world social challenges. 

As a humanitarian engineer and social entrepreneur, Huy is the founder of Enabler, a 3D simulation training platform that uses mobile gaming tech to upskill disability support workers. 

His innovative work has led to his being named, among other things, ACT Young Australian of the Year and ANU Young Alumnus of the Year in 2014.

Skye Riggs

Skye is a social entrepreneur and was the founder of Y Vote, a precursor to Ripple and the leading youth voter movement in Australia. She was the Social Impact Experience Market Manager (ANZ/APAC) for Airbnb. Skye has represented Australia as a delegate to the World Forum for Democracy, G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and EU-Australia Leadership Forum while also providing commentary to media outlets such as KISS FM, ABC News 24 and Triple J. In 2019 she was named  one of the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders for the Asia Pacific.

Tim Middlemiss

Tim was a founding director of leading for-purpose creative studio, Agency - named one of Westpac’s Businesses Of Tomorrow, and New Agency of the Year in 2017. Tim was the creator and presenter of World Vision’s global youth leadership conferences which he ran in multiple countries to tens of thousands of young people. Tim served as Chief Advisor to former World Vision CEO, Tim Costello AO and now leads engagement for impact investment firm, LeapFrog. In 2019, Tim was named one of the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders for the Asia Pacific.

It takes the average young Australian like you 5 years to secure meaningful full time work.

Let's speed that up. 


Join our top-rated Career Lab program and get the tools, support and network you need to build the career you want.



Check Out The Program

How does Career Lab speed you up?

It takes almost 5 years for the average young Australians to secure full time work. Based on recent research which followed 10,000 young Australians over 10 years, we know the best accelerators are:

Entrepreneurial Skills

Learning how to test, fail, learn and grow in open settings is the biggest accelerator for your career.

That's why we designed this program as a Start Up Accelerator for your career. You will learn entrepreneurial skills by putting them into action in your own career planning.


Relevant Experience

We've all lived the experience dilemma; you need experience to get the job, but to get experience you need a job, but how do we overcome it?

In this program, we hit that dilemma head on helping you make the most of your paid, unpaid, and lived experiences to add value to your applications.

Future Focused

We know the world of work is changing fast, so how do you take your skillsets and pivot them toward the jobs of the future? How do you even know where to start?

This program focuses on employability trends, bringing you insights from purpose driven career builders and growing, and unique industries, including startups and entrepreneurs.

Positivity and Support

It can be hard, very hard, to pick yourself back up after getting turned down from your dream job again. And again. And again.

This program will help you safeguard your optimism by giving you the peer to peer support, expert advice, and ongoing network that will be in your corner as you build your career.

The New Work Reality, Foundation for Young Australians 2018

Hear From Previous Participants

Past participants rate CareerLab 4.8 out of 5 stars. ⭐️




I'd found myself getting down about my career prospects, but this was exactly what I needed. The understanding of where I want to go, how I can get there and to enjoy the process were the main outcomes for me.



I joined this program to get advice on my career trajectory, I was struggling with applications. Career Lab was very encouraging, it boosted my confidence and I was offered a job shortly after the program.



I think it's easy to get down when your career isn't going right. This program helped me learn and value what I can bring...I can comprehend the steps of career development and I will carry that with me."


Your 4 Big Reasons
to Join CareerLab

5 Weekly Sessions βœ”οΈ

Interactive, useful and enjoyable sessions with a national cohort, run online each week starting mid-October


Peer to Peer 
Support 🀝🏽

Connect with peers, who will encourage and support you in the program and beyond.


Practical Skill Sessions πŸ’‘

Extra skill sessions you can watch and re-watch to help land the job and plan the career you want.


Expert Guests 🌏

Senior industry leaders sharing honest lessons and practical advice; from CEOs and former Prime Ministers to upcoming legends a few steps ahead on their career path.


Frequently Asked Questions

So... ready to jump in?

  • Career Lab is an in-depth, practical program that puts you in the driver's seat of your career. πŸš—
  • Over the course of 5 weekly sessions, you'll learn the tools and find the space to experiment, learn and ultimately map out the meaningful career you want. πŸ—Ί
  • Feature amazing industry leading experts, practical skill workshops, plenty of community building and of course that chaotic Ripple energy you know and love. πŸ’™

  • Program valued at: $350
  • Program ticket cost: $100