August 24, 2018

Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools

Secondary school is a time when students have to make important decisions about their future direction. They need the skills, knowledge and confidence to choose between further education, training or employment and the capacity to modify their direction as needed throughout their professional life. This Inquiry considered how well Victorian schools are preparing students to navigate the world of work and where they could improve.

Received from the Legislative Assembly on 7 September 2017:

That, under section 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, an inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools be referred to the Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee for consideration and report no later than 30 September 2018 and, the inquiry should include, but not be limited to:

  1. examining the relationship between career advice activities and workforce participation of young Victorians;
  2. investigating the extent to which career advice activities meet the needs of school leavers;
  3. examining the challenges advisers face helping young Victorians transition from education to the workforce;
  4. considering strategies to improve the effectiveness of career advice activities for school leavers;
  5. investigate the career advice needs of young people in regional Victoria and ways to address these needs; and
  6. exploring what other jurisdictions both in Australia and overseas have in place that could be implemented in Victoria.

Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools Report