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Websites

Australia

myfuture – Australia’s career information and exploration service

Australian Job Guide – provides an in depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways

myskills – online information about vocational education and training options

QILT – helps you compare official study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education institutions. Create your own shortlist to compare different study areas and institutions.

Australian Job Search – Australia’s largest free online jobs website

jobactive – Australian Government employment services system that supports job seekers and employers

Disability Employment Services – helps people with a disability find work and keep a job

Parents Talking Career Choices – an additional downloadable flyer to supplement the use of Job Guide

Job Outlook – a careers and labour market research information site to help you decide on your future career

Labour Market Information Portal – developed by the Department of Employment to provide up to date labour market data to assist people understand their local labour markets

Australian Apprenticeships – Australian Government information site for apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways – apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service – provides apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources for Australian Apprenticeships Centres, Registered Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations, jobactive providers and other service providers and stakeholders

Group Training Australia – the national association representing group training organisations, Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees

National Centre for Vocational Education Research – informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority – ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) improves learning for young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting

Work Studies Years 9-10 Australian Curriculum – The Australian Curriculum: Work Studies Years 9–10 will deliver a school-based subject that provides opportunities for students to undertake vocational learning and develop work-readiness skills in preparation for further study towards a skilled occupation or further education after leaving school

 


International

The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy – The main purpose of this web site is to facilitate policy learning through the international exchange of knowledge and information concerning public policy and career development issues

International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

Canadian Career Development Foundation – a non-profit organization that works to advance career development and the capacity of the profession to respond with compassion and skill to all clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment

Asia Pacific Career Development Association – connects career development professionals who work in or are interested in the Asia Pacific region and provides a global forum for sharing career development ideas, research, and techniques that are effective in the Asia Pacific region

Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training – is a national policy research institute, established in 1997 with the mandate of supporting national human resources development policy and the Korean public’s lifelong skills development

Careers New Zealand – is a Crown entity established under the Education Act 1989, and governed by a board that reports to the Minister of Education

Career Development Association of New Zealand – operates as an advocate for its members’ practice standards and professionalism, as well as a national voice for access to well-considered, personally, socially, and economically rewarding career development across the lifespan for all people

OECD Career Guidance Policy Review – effective career information and guidance systems are a key to making lifelong learning a reality for all.

European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network – aims to assist the European Union (EU) Member States (and the neighbouring countries eligible for the EU Lifelong Learning Programme) and the European Commission in developing European co-operation on lifelong guidance in both the education and the employment sectors.

International Centre for Guidance Studies – is an applied research centre specialising in career development and employability

The National Careers Council UK  – is chaired by Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE, with 9 members and 3 associate leading experts from business, education and careers sectors

National Careers Service in England

Northern Ireland Careers Service

Skills Development Scotland

Careers Wales

GP

Goverment Policy & Review

National Career Development Strategy 2013

National Career Development Research Project

A research project on career development in Australia was undertaken to inform the National Career Development Strategy. The research project comprised four separate elements.

1. Literature Review

A literature review of national and international research into career development, prepared by Miles Morgan Australia to inform the National Career Development Strategy.

NCDS Element 1 Miles Morgan

2. Needs Analysis

Identifies and analyses the career development needs and wants of young people (5-24 years), their parents, teachers and communities.

NCDS Element 2 Qualitative Research

NCDS Element 2 Quantitative Research

NCDS Element 2 Synthesis Report

3. Cost-Benefit Analysis

A cost-benefit analysis exploring the pros and cons of the options for the National Career Development Strategy. Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics to inform the National Career Development Strategy.

NCDS Deloitte Access Cost Benefit Analysis

4. Recommendations and Options

A rationale and options for a National Career Development Strategy provides recommendations for improving career development interventions and a range of options for the National Career Development Strategy. Prepared by Nous Group to inform the National Career Development Strategy.

NCDS Rationale & Options Nous Group


Job Guide

Job Guide Review Final Report 2013


Australian Blueprint for Career Development

ABCD Review Report Nov 2012


6th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy

Report 6th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy


Career Guidance – A Handbook for Policy Makers OECD

Career Guidance – A Handbook for Policy Makers

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Frameworks

CICA School Career Development Service Benchmarking Resource

This resource has been developed for principals and leadership teams of schools to help them get the best value and outcomes from their career development services. The resource describes the features of a contemporary school-based career development service and sets out progressive performance benchmarks that enable schools to review their service delivery.

Schools can use this resource repeatedly as a quality improvement tool, to stimulate thinking about the aims of their career development service, how to achieve these aims, and how to continue to meet the changing career development needs of students within a rapidly changing world of work.

Although this resource is intended to be used by schools, the main elements could be adapted and customised for use in other sectors

CICA School Career Benchmarking Resource


Australian Blueprint for Career Development

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers.

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development (“the Blueprint”) has the potential to change the way Australians think about career education, information and guidance programmes.

The Blueprint has multiple goals but its primary aim is to have users work with a national framework of career competencies to create comprehensive, effective and measurable career development programs which help Australians to better manage their lives, learning and work.

Australian Blueprint for Career Development

Australian Blueprint Poster

Managing Life Learning and Work in the 21 Century – Issues Informing the Design of an Australian Blueprint

ABCD Review Report Nov 2012


CICA Guiding Principles for Career Development Services and Career Information Products

These Guiding Principles for Career Development Services and Career Information Products were designed to provide all those who offer such career development services and career information products with a clear and simple set of criteria with which to assess and continuously improve the quality of their services or products. Their widespread use will also enable clients to make judgements about the quality of the services and products they receive.

Guiding Principles for Career Development Services Information 2007


Preparing Secondary Students for Work – December 2014

Preparing Secondary Students for Work sets out a framework for vocational learning and vocational education and training (VET) delivered to secondary students. It updates the New Framework for Vocational Education in Schools released in 2001 by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. The 2001 framework was introduced at a time when the VET sector, including vocational education in schools,was expanding.

In 2014 the Education Council decided to update the framework to ensure that vocational learning and VET delivered to secondary students reflect modern schools and workplaces. Like the earlier framework, Preparing Secondary Students for Work is a policy document. It is likely to be of most value to people who set policies, design programs and implement vocational learning and VET, whether they are within schools, schooling systems, industry bodies, training package developers or VET regulators.

Preparing Secondary Students for Work


Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework

The Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (the CSfW) describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work. Participation in work could be as an employee, as someone who is self-employed, or as a volunteer.

This set of non-technical skills, often referred to as generic or employability skills, contribute to work performance in combination with technical or discipline specific skills and core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework 2013


 

ELGPN Guidelines for Policies and Systems Development for Lifelong Guidance

The aim of these guidelines is to provide advice and reference points for lifelong guidance policies
and systems across the education, training, employment and social fields in order to improve the career
learning experience of EU citizens and strengthen the professionalism of career services and tools. The
Guidelines also aim to demonstrate how coherent guidance policies and systems contribute to achieving
education, employment, youth and social policy goals. The Guidelines can be used by policy-makers and
developers, social partners, civil society, career guidance services and professional leaders, guidance
practitioners, and trainers of guidance practitioners. This tool synthesises the policy development work
undertaken by the members of ELGPN in 2007–15.

ELGPN Guidelines for Policies and Systems Development

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Parents

Parents Talking Career Choices 2014

Parents as Career Transition Support (PACTS)

Career Conversations – an online resource to assist you to talk to your child about what sort of career they’d like in the future. Talking to your child about their own interests and abilities can help them to realise their potential

Parents as Partners March 2014

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Youth

Being Work Ready – A Guide to What Employers Want

Being Work Ready Guide – BCA June 2016


Foundation for Young Australians – The New Basics Report

The New Basics – FYA April 2016


 Social Ventures Australia – Fundamental Principles for Youth Employment

Fundamental Principles for Youth Employment Report February 2016


 Youth employment in Australia: a comparative analysis of labour force participation by age group

Journal of Applied Youth Sciences V1 N2 2016


Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015


Foundation for Young Australians – How Young People are Faring 2015

How Young People Are Faring Report Card – FYA November 2015


 Foundation for Young Australians – Future of Work 2015

FYA – Future of Work Report


 What is the Green Army?

Green Army Fact Sheet December 2014


Mission Australia – 2014 Youth Report

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2014 Full Report


Brotherhood of St Laurence – Investing in our Future

Opportunities for the Australian Government to boost youth employment

BSL Investing in our Future 2014


Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Learning to Work

A helping hand for young Australians

Learning-to-Work–A helping hand for young Aust


Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth – Research Report 66

The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians

LSAY Research Report 66


Mission Australia – 2013 Youth Report

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2013 Final Report


Foundation for Young Australians – How Young People are Faring 2013

FYA HYPAF-2013

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Research

Australia

CICA Infographic – The Role of Career Practitioners in Our Schools – April 2015

CICA Infographic – A Snapshot of Career Practitioners in Australia – March 2015

School Based Experiences As Contributors to Career Decision Making Research – March 2015

NCVER – The Likelihood of Completing a Government-Funded VET Program 2009–13

NCVER 2013 Young People in Education & Training – December 2014

NCVER – Entry to vocations building foundations-December 2014

NCVER – 2014 VET Student Outcomes – December 2014

NCVER – Disadvantaged learners and VET to higher education Transitions – June 2014

NCVER – Incentives for Relocating to Regional Australia for Work – June 2014

NCVER Understanding the non completion of Apprentices – June 2014

CICA VET Career Development Services: the way forward – June 2012

CICA Engaging Parents in the Career Development of Young People – March 2012

OECD Review of Career Guidance Policies – Australia Country Note May 2002

OECD Australian Review of Career Guidance Policies – January 2002


International

World Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report & Recommendations June 2016

iGeGS – Understanding Career Management Skills – February 2016

ICCDPP Engaging Employers – 2015

ICCDPP Why ROI Matters – 2015

ICCDPP The Role of Emerging Technologies – 2015

ICCDPP – Integrated Policies Creating Systems that Work – 2015

Mapping Careers Provision in Schools and Colleges in England – July 2015

Careers England Research Paper -The Economic Benefits of Career Guidance – July 2015

Careers in the Classroom Report – Teach First UK March 2015

Teachers and Careers – The role of school teachers in delivering career and employability learning – The University of Derby 2015

The Evidence Base on Lifelong Guidance – 2014

A Nordic Perspective on Career Competences and Guidance – 2014

Gatsby Foundation – Good Career Guidance in the UK April 2014

PwC Gatsby Assessing benchmarks of good practice in school career guidance

Career Education in Korea – June 2013

Career Management Skills Framework for Scotland – 2013

McKinsey & Company Education to Employment – Designing a System that Works – January 2013

Guidance In Education Denmark 2012

Lifelong Guidance in Finland – November 2012

Career counselling in Secondary Education – A comparative between Greece and France 2012

European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network – Youth Unemployment: A Crisis in Our Midst – The role of lifelong guidance policies in addressing labour supply and demand – 2012

OECD Learning for Jobs – The Relationship of Career Guidance to VET – A G Watts – September 2009

OECD – Career Guidance and Public Policy – 2004

OECD – Career Guidance – A Handbook for Policy Makers – 2004

 

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Conference


IAEVG 2016 Conference

Promoting Equity Through Guidance
Reflection | Action | Impact

15 November – 18 November 2016
Madrid, Spain

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 NAGCAS 2016 Conference

Career Evolution or Revolution
Vision | Inspiration | Inclusion

28 November – 30 November 2016

The University of Adelaide

Visit the conference website here