August 9, 2018

2018 Review of the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners

The Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners came into effect on 1 January 2012 and heralded an important milestone for the career industry in Australia. The introduction of the Professional Standards was a significant step forward in professionalizing the industry and providing confidence to stakeholders for the delivery of career services.  In developing the […]

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July 30, 2018

Introducing primary children to the world of work

In the UK Career Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talent published by the Department for Education in December 2017, there was an acknowledgment of the role of primary schools in introducingchildren to the world of work and the government’s plan to test and fund career activities that works. This is an important […]

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Connecting the worlds of learning and work Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system

This report addresses a collective challenge for education and employers: ensuring that all young people in Australia develop the skills and capabilities that will enable them to succeed in the future of work. In recent years, there has been a growing consensus that partnerships between schools and industry are a highly effective way to connect […]

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July 9, 2018

Employability in a Global Context: Evolving Policy and Practice in Employability, Work Integrated Learning, and Career Development Learning

University graduates need to be quick-thinking, adaptable and innovative workers who possess the skills to navigate an increasingly competitive and constantly evolving workforce (Hagel et al. 2014). These factors require many graduates to construct their careers by putting together multiple, overlapping roles, acquiring new knowledge on demand, and positioning themselves within their own country and […]

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July 4, 2018

WORKING IT OUT: Career Guidance and Employer Engagement – OECD Education Working Paper No. 175

Career and education decisions are amongst the most important young people make. Gender, ethnicity and socio-economic factors all strongly affect these choices. Career guidance is both an individual and a social good: it helps individuals to progress in their learning and work, but it also helps the effective functioning of the labour and learning markets, […]

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