Thursday, October 24th, 2019 - 120 Ways Publishing

The Australian Career Book Award for 2019 will be announced in the Chamber Room at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on the corner of Glenferrie Road and Burwood Road Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3122 on Saturday 26 October 2019 at 11:30am by RSA ANZ Chair, Mark Strachan Refreshments will be served. Registrations at

The Australian Career Book Award 2019

About The Australian Career Book Award

Established in 2018, initiated and convened by Lawrence Arnold FRSA and supported by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce Australia and New Zealand RSA ANZ, The Australian Career Book Award will go to an Australian career book published after 1 January 2018. The book is a Print-on-Paper book that reaches the largest possible market with regard to the defined audience. Books can cover any aspects of career development, employability, employability skills, and the skills needed to gain and improve work. The awarded book combines innovation with rigour, produces change in the reader’s career understanding and includes strategies to improve individual or group outcomes.

The Australian Career Book Award Finalist 2019

The Six Finalist Books, Authors and Publishers are:

Future Fit by Andrea Clarke

Future Fit – How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work 
Andrea Clarke
Major Street Publishing, 2018

The future of work is about talent, not technology. If we want to outrun the algorithm to stay secure in the future of work, we need to invest in our own talent in ways we may not have considered.

Fly by Richard de Crespigny

Fly! – Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF 32
Richard de Crespigny
Penguin, 2018

FLY! details the elements of personal and corporate resilience for any person who wants to build their confidence and courage and fortify their resilience to survive the unthinkable events.

Gigsters Book Sue Ellson

Gigsters – Any Age or Ability Employees, Experts and Entrepreneurs
Sue Ellson +61 402 243 271 [email protected]
120 Ways Publishing, 2019

Gigsters are savvy individuals who know that their skills, knowledge and networks will enable them to ride the waves of ever fluctuating economies. Gigsters of any age or ability use technology to attract aligned gigs.

One Minute Commute

The 1 minute commute
Robert Gerrish
Pan Macmillan, 2018

Take creative charge of your career and be your own boss. A how-to manual for anyone starting up or looking to refresh and re-energise.

Resilience at Work

Resilience at Work – Practical Tools for Career Success 
Kathryn Jackson
Routledge, 2019

Whether you are working in a turbulent field of work, navigating a complex job market or simply trying to achieve your career ambitions in a world that won’t stop changing, then this could be the perfect book for you. 

Career Conversations

Career Conversations 
Greg Smith 
Wiley, 2018

This is your guide to developing the skills needed for effective career discussions with your staff, providing step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate this capability into your leadership routine.

Award Committee Members

June Smith CDAA professional member and Chartered Member Australian Human Resources Institute is a recognised trainer with extensive experience in providing career change and outplacement services for state government departments as well as recruitment and selection at all levels including statutory board appointments.

Kaye Nolan FRSA CDAA professional member, Career Development Practitioner for seventeen years, and a registered psychologist. She transitioned into these roles after managing and teaching in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Chisholm Institute.

Sandy Hutchison AHRI professional member, former HRD Asia-Pacific for MMC, Founder and CEO of Career Money Life, a digital, self-service career and benefits platform. She also holds board positions supporting gender related issues at Women and Leadership Australia and Australian Gender Equality Council.

Warren Frehse CDAA professional member and CICA registered professional career development practitioner. Having an extensive corporate HR and outplacement consulting background, Warren is currently a Senior Advisor in careers and employability at The University of Melbourne. He is a published author of Manage Your Own Career: Reinvent Your Job; Reinvent Yourself, and writes extensively for various media including workplace articles for The Age, Herald Sun and Sydney Morning Herald and has featured in podcasts for graduates making the transition into work.

Philipa Duthie FRSA Director of the RSA ANZ, after having held previous strategic roles with the society. She has extensive knowledge of the NFP and social change sectors, and has worked in higher education and government roles. She also works as a freelance copywriter and editor for an ethical clothing label, and advocates for supply chain transparency.

Lawrence Arnold FRSA Award Convenor, CDAA professional member, and Melbourne CBD career counsellor. Recently published books on career and employability are: The Australian Career Passport: cross the career border with your core skills for work (2017); and The Australian Career Mentor: career guidance for experienced professionals and new graduates (2015).

The Australian Career Book Award

Supported by Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce RSA ANZ
Convenor Lawrence Arnold [email protected] +61 449 746 955
Director RSA ANZ Philipa Duthie [email protected]

Media Enquiries welcome to Award Convenor, Award Committee Members, individual authors or publishers.

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