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November 2, 2016

National Survey into Career Development Services in Australian Schools

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) welcomes your participation in this important survey into career development services in Australian schools. CICA is the National Peak Body for the Career Industry and advocates the benefits of quality career development in schools and the need for schools to provide and appropriately resource professional career development practitioners. […]

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October 4, 2016

Foundation Skills Assessment Tool Released

The Department of Education and Training has released an interactive online Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills). The registration manual provides information on how to register your organisation for an FSAT account. It should be read prior to […]

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September 15, 2016

Attitudes to employability and talent

‘While there is an assumption that individuals have the capacity to manage their own careers freely, in reality firms can choose which groups of individuals will receive access to jobs and what chances to enhance their careers they will be given.’

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September 8, 2016

Stereotypes about women’s work, men’s work threaten innovation

Australia’s economy will be poorly equipped for future challenges if stereotypes about the kinds of work women and men ‘should’ do persist, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) said. “Women quite rightly are being encouraged to pursue careers requiring scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics skills, but we should also be encouraging men to pursue careers […]

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September 1, 2016

CEDA Release New Report – VET: securing skills for growth launch

CEDA’s new report VET: securing skills for growth launched this week in Melbourne; a 122-page investigation into the role of VET within Australia’s broader education strategy, and an exploration of the current outcomes of the VET sector. The report proposes ways the VET system could be improved in order to meet the dual challenge of adapting to […]

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