About the ED Toolbox

The EDToolbox explains digital challenges and outlines new opportunities


This section illustrates how 20+ disruptive technologies are challenging 400 business categories across 19 Industry sectors (lawyers, canegrowers, chemists, estate agents, designers, travel agents, wholesalers, truck drivers etc), for better and for worse.

It includes a page on each industry sector (19) and a page for each business category (400), showing industry facts and figures, an explanation of disruptive technologies and their impacts, study choices, case studies and video presentations – enough information to understand the challenges thoroughly and help plan a way forwards.


This section has provision for High Schools and Businesses, with Public and Private libraries containing videos, podcasts, webcasts and other resources.

The High School Resource Library contains curated information on Innovation, Sustainability, Future of Work and Jobs, Study and Employment.

The Business Resource Library contains curated information on Innovation, Investment, Export, Sustainability and Future of Work and Jobs.

How to use the Ed Toolbox

High Schools can use the toolbox:

  • To support careers advisors – study and work options
  • To illustrate STEM and STEAM opportunities to students
  • To explain the startup journey - entrepreneurship
  • To connect local businesses for work experience

Students and parents can use the toolbox:

  • To explore study and work options
  • To understand the changing world of work
  • To consider new opportunities

Businesses can use the toolbox:

  • To understand the challenges of digital disruption
  • To explore new market opportunities
  • To connect to new technology providers
  • To “future proof” the organisation

Individuals can use the toolbox:

  • To understand the new world of work
  • To plan new study and training options
  • To seek new pathways to employment
  • To consider the startup option

New content is regularly added to the Ed Toolbox, through a program of Technology Themes – robotics in industry, augmented reality in regions, drones in industry, new services industries, future of work and jobs, 3D printing – entry level manufacturing, recycling, space technology, energy – hydrogen, solar, storage, water and environment, design thinking and so on.

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