Functions Guide – Member Profile

User Guide on the OZT Blog

The OZT platform aims to assist with a student’s career path decision and preparation. One of these steps is to share knowledge on careers and species. This is done through Short Courses, or articles in the OZT Blog.

How to use the Blog

You can find all of the articles by visiting the OZT Blog.

  • You can go to the Blog page by clicking on the BLOG link in the top main menu.
  • For those on mobile devices, you can find the main menu by clicking on the top icon with the three horizontal stripes (called a hamburger).

The Blog contains articles, written by the OZT Admin, Community Members, or external contributors.

The articles will contain additional information on specific careers, species or ways to prepare for a career. They may also help to form stronger networks between the authors and members.

Articles can be accessed by clicking on their titles. 

Both members and non-members may contribute articles by following the specific WRITE FOR US link in the footer of this website.

Bursaries

As some of you might be approaching the end of High School, the thought of further studies and the cost therefor will have come up. One of the ways to cover the costs would be to apply for a Bursary. They will range from being partial, where the bursary will cover some of the costs, or full, where the bursary can cover all costs involved.

The Bursary Table or List can be found in two different ways:

  • Through the Main Menu at the top of all Pages:

Menu -> Member Portal -> Bursaries

  • Via your Profile Page:

Resources -> Studies -> Financial Assistance

The Bursary Table page itself includes two sections, the main table or list with all the Bursaries information, and the button or link to CONTRIBUTE new information for other Members.

The Table has 5 columns, with the most important information you need to see the different Bursaries. You can find specific Bursaries in two ways:

  • Use the top SEARCH option, by entering a word you want to search for.
  • Or arrange a specific column to find the information you want, such as wanting to see all the Bursaries in a specific country. On clicking the arrows at the top of a column, it will arrange alphabetically.

Reward System

The Reward System was created to reward Members for participating in the Community. There are different kinds of Rewards, with 

Points

What are Points?

Points are the basic reward that members can earn to unlock other Rewards

How can they be earned?

Points are earned automatically by participating in the Community. As you interact, you earn.

Ranks

What are Ranks?

Ranks are allocated to Members for reaching Point based milestones. There are 10 Ranks within the Community.

How can they be earned?

Ranks are earned automatically as the Members earn more Points. Each following Rank needs more Points to earn.

Badges

What are Badges?

Badges are the visual rewards for doing specific tasks within the Community. There are close to 500 Badges, divided into 3 categories; General Badges, Group Badges, Admin Badges and Quests.

How can they be earned?

Each Badge has a list of specific tasks that need to be completed.

General: Lowest level of tasks

Group Badges: Earned for participating in the specific Group

Admin Badges: Earned by contributing to the information and administration of the Community

Quests: Higher level of tasks, earned by completing tasks within a Group, as well as those associated with the Group

Each of the Badge kind of Rewards has its own Page, where you can find a list of each Badge, and more details on it. As you earn Badges, they will also appear differently on these Pages, and can then also be shared on social media. 

You can find the principle Page discussing the Reward System in more detail. From there you can visit each of the Rewards separately:

Main Menu -> Member Portal -> Reward System