Review and Analysis of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development

The National Careers Institute has commissioned the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) to undertake research, analysis and stakeholder consultation to determine the current usage and effectiveness of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint), particularly in the context of increasing digital delivery of career guidance in Australia.

The Blueprint is a multi-layered framework, around which a suite of information and resources is provided to support implementation and professional practice. It acknowledges the shared responsibility for career development that exists across individuals, career development practitioners, schools, education and training providers, parents, employers and organisations.

National Online Survey

We invite you to take part in a National online survey

This survey is being conducted by CICA in accordance with the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

You can be assured that your responses are completely confidential. You will not be identified as the respondent and all surveys are anonymous.

This survey is approximately 10 minutes in length.

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Online National Focus Sessions


We invite you to join us and share your thoughts and views as well as hear from other colleagues.

Each session will provide a brief overview of the project, a short presentation from a career practitioner on the key impact area followed by an opportunity to participate and share your thoughts and views that will feed into the research and analysis of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint) 

 Career Education

Monday 28 June 2021 – 10.30 am AEST

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Career Information 

Monday 28 June 2021 – 4.00 pm AEST

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Career Guidance / Counselling

Tuesday 29 June 2021 – 12.30 pm AEST

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Overarching Career Development 

Tuesday 29 June 2021 – 7.00 pm AEST

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National Careers Week

National Careers Week aims to celebrate careers, career development and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development.

Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training, and work. Everyday decisions and priorities affect career development. Ultimately, career development is about much more than jobs – it is about how to live your life.

Visit the National Careers Week website now!


The future workplace will bring new experiences and expectations.

Our young people today will work in jobs that are yet to be created, use technology that has not yet been invented and face social, economic and environmental challenges that are yet to be anticipated.

To be successful in the future world of work,young people will need skills and capabilities to navigate this new world.

They will require a portfolio of skills and capabilities to make well informed career decisions throughout life.

High quality career education builds resilient individuals who can adapt to the changing nature of work, managing multiple careers throughout their lifetime, adapting to their circumstances and needs.

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View the video whiteboard explainers here



What will the future of work look like? How well are we prepared?

It’s time to find out.

The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing, leaving us in uncertain territory when it comes to educating and preparing the next generation.

So, how do we keep up with these changes so we can engage in meaningful careers conversations? We learn.

Join us for an 8-part series about the future of work, led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley

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VET. It’s Right Now

Vocational Education and Training is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers. It’s in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market – because it’s entirely driven by the employment market. It’s right now.

View the campaign stories and resources now!