Media Releases & Articles

Media Releases

CICA Commends Recommendation for National Career Advice Framework – March 2024

Jobs and Skills Summit Must Consider the Role of Career Development Support – Media Release 310822

Turning little ripples into positive choices for our children’s future – Media Release 241121

Career Development Vital for a Post COVID-19 Labour Market Revival – May 2020

As Key Influencers, School Career Practitioners Need More Time To Assist Students Make Well-Informed Decisions – June 2017

Equipping the Next Generation in an Increasingly Complex Environment – 3 May 2017

National Peak Body Welcomes the Announcement of a New National Career Education Strategy – May 2016

National Peak Body Welcomes Youth Employment Strategy – 13 May 2015

Career Education Resources Reduced When Young Australian Need Them Most – 28 April 2015

Lack of Funding Deprives Career Support for Australian Students – 25 March 2015

National Peak Body Welcomes the Announcement of More Support for Queensland Students – 14 January 2015

Government Recognises the Importance of School Career Advisers – 1 September 2014

Quality Career Advice Essential to VETiS Reform – 28 April 2014

National Peak Body Calls for Greater Partnerships in Improving the Quality of Career Advice – 8 April 2014

Quality Career Advice for Job Seekers – No April Fools’ – 1 April 2014

National Peak Body Calls for Improved Quality of Career Advice – 10 March 2014

News Articles

Workers with digital skills earning thousands more every year: Report – The New Daily – March 2022

Bargaining power: How to make the most of the strong jobs market – The New Daily – January 2022

Cuts to career advisers could be hurting students in university – Sydney Morning Herald – July 2017

Teachers do know about work, but careers advice is for specialists | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional – March 2014

Careers advice should be at the heart of education, not an afterthought | Guardian Careers | January 2013







Your Career – The Your Career website is a platform of the National Careers Institute. It is designed to provide clear and simple careers information and to help people of all ages and circumstances better plan and manage their career

myskills – online information about vocational education and training options

myfuture – Australia’s career information and exploration service

National Careers Institute – The National Careers Institute (NCI) was established so that Australians have access to accurate and up to date career information and support regardless of their age and stage.

Jobs and Skills Australia – JSA is an independent agency, responsible for providing advice to Australian Government to underpin Australia’s response to current, emerging and future labour market and workforce skills and training needs.

Labour Market Updates – Discover trends in the Australian Jobs Market. The latest insights from Jobs and Skills Australia to help you understand your local labour market

Future Ready – Australia’s National Career Education Strategy and the resources that support the Strategy

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.

Course Seeker –  is a national course comparison tool that allows students to search over 7,000 undergraduate courses. Students can search, select and compare up to four higher education courses nationally.

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

Careers for Net Zero – Whether you’re a school leaver, a recent graduate or a worker with years of experience, find out more about why Careers for Net Zero is so important.

Job Jump Start – Find new ways to explore careers and prepare for work by reading articles and using the tools provided. All the information on Job Jumpstart fits into three themes: Looking for a job; Building a career, and At work

Study Assist – Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study

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 and Guardian’s Guide for School Leavers – summarises the resources and information available to help you explore all the education, training, and work options available to your child.

Australian Apprenticeships – Australian Government information site for apprenticeships

National Apprentice Employment Network – 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



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 – The International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance provides global leadership in and advocates for guidance by promoting ethical, socially just, and best practices throughout the world so that career, educational and vocational guidance and counselling is available to all citizens from competent and qualified practitioners.

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.

Career Development Institute UK – The CDI is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of career education; career information, advice and guidance; career coaching, career consultancy and career management.

South African Career Development Association – SACDA is a country wide professional body for the ethical regulation and professional development of Career Development Practitioners in South Africa.

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

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

The OECD Career Readiness project is designed to provide new advice to governments, schools, employers and other stakeholders on how to best prepare young people to compete in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) labour market. Drawing on international datasets, the project identifies career-related factors that make a difference to young people’s success in adult employment.

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

National Careers Service in England – This service is available to people who live in England. The National Careers Service provides high quality, free and impartial careers advice, information and guidance. Our service is available to anyone aged 13+ no matter what stage of the careers journey you’re at.

Skills Development Scotland – Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.

Careers Wales – Careers Wales helps you to plan your career, prepare to get a job, and find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training.

The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) – an agency of the Department of Education, with responsibility to support and develop guidance practice in all areas of education and to inform the policy of the Department in the field of guidance





Position & Commissioned Papers


Boosting Business with Career Services Career Services Policy Paper – VCCI October 2023

Connecting the Worlds of Learning and Work – July 2018

Youth Action Policy Paper – Career Guidance – The Missing Link July 2017

CICA Career Development Practitioner Survey Analysis – September 2012

CICA VET Career Development Services – June 2012

CICA Identification of issues that impact upon the provision of effective career development services for VET learners 2012

Career Development Guidelines for People with Disability February 2012

CICA Trial Report Career Development of Young People with a Disability Final June 2012

Engaging Parents in the Career Development of Young People – 2012

CICA Paper – Using career development services to strengthen student retention and attainment – January 2009

Improving the Career Literacy of Australian Students – 2009

Career More than Just a Job – Career Development understandings informing myfuture – 2008

The Public Benefits of Career Development Services – A Position Paper

The Public Benefits of Australian Career Development Services – Towards a National Research Strategy 2007

Access Economics Scoping Study on Economic Benefits of Career Development Services Nov 2006

Access Economics Study response Tony Watts Notes 2006

Managing Life Learning and Work in the 21 Century – 2002



Cedefop et al. (2022). Towards European standards for monitoring and evaluation of lifelong guidance systems and services (Vol. I). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Cedefop working paper; No 9.

A Fresh Look at Guidance Practitioner Professionalism, CEDEFOP, December 2021

Digital Transitions in Lifelong Guidance: Rethinking Careers Practitioner Professionalism: A CareersNet expert collection – November 2021

Investing in career guidance 2nd ed – Cedefop, European Commission, ETF, OECD, ILO and UNESCO – July 2021

Investing in career guidance – Cedefop, European Commission, ETF, OECD, ILO and UNESCO – December 2019

Career Readiness for All – The Coalition for Career Development 2019





Government Policy & Review

Strengthening Career Guidance for Mid-Career Adults in Australia. OECD (Paris)

In a rapidly changing world of work, adults in Australia are being challenged to upskill, retrain and consider alternative career paths. Mid-career adults are in a unique position: they have acquired considerable skills and work experience but still have many years left in the labour market before retirement. They thus may need help to build on their existing skills to progress but have time before retirement to recoup their training investments. If well designed, career guidance can facilitate employment transitions for this group and usefully inform their training choices. This report assesses the career guidance services that are currently available to mid-career adults in Australia and puts them into an international perspective. New online survey data shows Australia performs well in OECD comparison with respect to the use of career guidance services, but there is room to strengthen the inclusiveness of these services and to tailor them to the needs of mid-career adults. The report provides concrete recommendations in this regard.

This report is published under the responsibility of the Secretary General of the OECD, with the financial assistance of the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The views expressed in this report should not be taken to reflect the official position of OECD member countries.


Strengthening Career Guidance for Mid-Career Adults in Australia

In the Same Sentence: Bringing higher and vocational education together. NSW Review Report

The NSW Government asked David Gonski AC and Peter Shergold AC to examine vocational education and training (VET) in NSW. They were asked to provide advice on how the state’s VET system could best address ongoing and emerging skills shortages, paying particular regard to its quality, efficiency and structural complexity. It was indicated that they should consider how to integrate secondary, vocational and higher education learning opportunities, how to re-imagine industry engagement and how to improve career advice to support lifelong learning. It was also suggested that they should seek to understand any negative public perceptions of VET. 

Final VET Sector Report March 2021

Productivity Commission, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review, Study Report

The Australian Government asked the Commission to review progress against the targets, outcomes and performance indicators in the NASWD and to assess whether it is still an effective long‑term framework for intergovernmental cooperation on VET policy. Intertwined with that assessment, the Commission has also been asked to consider options:

  • to coordinate and streamline government support
  • for national consistency in VET funding and pricing that maximise efficiency, transparency and the supply of trained workers
  • to promote consistency in funding and loan arrangements between the VET and higher education sectors
  • to ensure government investment in VET encourages increased participation in training that is commensurate with the benefits.

Productivity Commission 2020, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review, Study Report, Canberra.

Looking to the Future – Report of the review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training

In recognition of the important role, senior secondary education plays in preparing students for the rapidly changing world beyond school, Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools recommended establishing an independent inquiry into senior secondary schooling. The recommendation has been formalised in the national school reform agreement as a national policy initiative to review senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training (the Review).

The Review reported to Education Council as outlined in the National School Reform Agreement 2019-2023.

Looking to the Future Report June 2020

Future Ready: National Career Education Strategy

The National Career Education Strategy has been developed by the Australian Government to increase awareness and improve national consistency of career education.

The strategy reflects nationally agreed objectives for governments, schools and employers to support provision of high quality career education for all school students.

Future Ready – a student focused National Career Education Strategy

Victorian Government Inquiry into Career Advice 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.

Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools Report

Unique Individuals, Broad Skills – Inquiry into school to work transition

On Wednesday 31 May 2017, the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, referred to the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training (the Committee) an inquiry into how students are supported from school to work.

Unique Individuals, Broad Skills Inquiry into School to Work Transition – May 2018

Career and Skills Pathways – Research into a whole-of-system approach to enhancing lifelong career support mechanisms for all Australians

PwC were engaged by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training to research and investigate a whole-of-system, lifelong career support model for all Australians throughout their post-schooling life.

This report provides a summary of the current career support system, an understanding of the high level users and their requirements, and an informed set of recommendations for how to enhance careers support in Australia.

This work aligns with vocational education reform initiatives, including the recently announced Skilling Australians Fund and Industry Specialist Mentoring program, as well as the National Career Development Strategy.

PwC Career and Skills Pathways Project – June 2017

National Career Development Research Project

National Career Development Strategy 2013

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

OECD Australia Country Note – 2002

OECD Australia Country Note 2002






Using Digital Communication in Career Development Practice

To assist career development practitioners, primarily those new to using digital communication in their client services, this document draws attention to some points for career development practitioners to consider about making the best use of communication technology while protecting themselves and their clients. This document about using digital communication in practice complements the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

The Professional Standards apply to all forms of practice, including the use of digital communication.

Using Digital Communication in Career Development Practice

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 Blueprint)

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint) is a framework that can be used to design, implement, and evaluate intentional career development learning for people of all ages and stages, beginning in early childhood.

At its core, the Blueprint identifies the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that an individual needs to make sound choices and effectively manage their own career. In the Blueprint, these are referred to as career management competencies.

The Blueprint has a solid foundation in career development theory that underpins the Blueprint’s emphasis on individuals developing a good self-understanding to understand their preferences better and make sound decisions.

The Blueprint will be used primarily by professional career development practitioners with postgraduate qualifications in career development and specialists in their field.

Australian Blueprint for Career Development

Australian Blueprint Poster

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.

CICA Guiding Principles for Career Development Services and Career Information Products 2nd Ed

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

UK Gatsby Benchmarks

Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for delivering technical education reforms and is a vehicle for social justice: those young people without social capital or home support suffer most from poor career guidance. Yet, despite its importance, career guidance in English schools has often been criticised for being inadequate and patchy.

Against this background, in 2013 Gatsby commissioned Sir John Holman – Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, senior education adviser and former headteacher – with setting out what career guidance in England would be like were it good by international standards.

After six international visits, analysis of good practice in English schools and a comprehensive review of current literature, John wrote The Good Career Guidance Report which identifies a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision. These benchmarks have been well received by schools, government and a wide range of stakeholders.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

The Good Career Guidance Report

Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks

Understanding the Role of the Careers Leader


Ireland – National Strategic Framework for Lifelong Guidance (2024–30)

The release of the National Strategic Framework for Lifelong Guidance in Ireland (2024-2030) along with its Strategic Action Plan (2024-2030) marks a significant milestone for guidance systems in Ireland, which have been operational in various sectors for many years. These publications provide a coherent foundation for a lifelong guidance system across all sectors and services.

This framework aims to bring focus and coherence to the existing services and structures, particularly in schools, higher education, further and higher education systems, and adult guidance services. These services are critical in supporting young people and new entrants to the workforce in making crucial decisions regarding their educational journeys and career pathways.

National Strategic Framework for Lifelong Guidance (2024-2030)

National Strategic Framework for Lifelong Guidance: Strategic Action Plan (2024-2030)

Finland – A Proposal for a National Competency Framework for Career Professionals

This publication is a response to the need presented in the Finnish National Strategy for Lifelong Guidance 2020–2023 (Valtioneuvosto, 2020) to create national descriptions of competencies required in the field of guidance.

The publication results from a collaborative process including several hundred guidance professionals and experts from across Finland, with a literature review forming the basis of the work. Kettunen et al. (2023) have developed assessment forms for career professionals and organizations based on the competency framework. A separate report (Vuorinen et al., 2023) details the project behind the competency framework development.

The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility is funding the competency framework proposal as part of a national development project for lifelong guidance. The Development and Administrative Services Centre (KEHA Centre) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment coordinate the project.

A proposal for a National Competency Framework for Career Professionals (2024) Finnish Institute for Educational Research Reports and Working Papers 6. Authors and Finnish Institute for Educational Research




National Youth Commission Australia. (2022). You Can’t Be What You Can’t See. Careers Education in Secondary Schools. Victoria.

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and People, South Australia. (2020). Off to Work We Go…Preparing South Australian school students for their work futures. South Australia

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and People, South Australia. (2020). Spotlight on Parent Carers Careers Advice. South Australia

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and People, South Australia.(2020).Spotlight on Work Experience. South Australia

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and People, South Australia.(2020). The Job Aspirations of 8-12 year olds. A snapshot view. South Australia

Lucas, B. & Smith, C. (2018). The Capable Country: Cultivating capabilities in Australian education, Mitchell Institute policy report No. 03/2018. Mitchell Institute, Melbourne. Available from:

K. Torii (2018). Connecting the worlds of learning and work: Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system, Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.

P. Noonan and S. Pilcher, Participation in tertiary education in Australia: Modelling and scenario analysis, Mitchell Institute, 2018.

Noonan, P. and Pilcher, S. (2017). Finding the truth in the apprenticeships debate, Mitchell Institute report No. 03/2017. Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.

PwC (2017). Career and Skills Pathways Research into a whole-of-system approach to enhancing lifelong career support mechanisms for all Australians

Torii, K. and O’Connell, M. Preparing Young People for the Future of Work. Mitchell Institute Policy Paper No. 01/2017. Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.


Hughes, D. & Percy, C. (2022) Transforming careers support for young people and adults in Northern Ireland. Exeter, England.

International Labour Organization 2021, A Review of National Career Development Support Systems – Armenia, Moldova, Panama and Viet Nam. ILO Publications Switzerland

D Hughes & G Smith. Youth Transitions: creating pathway to success. Education Development Trust, July 2020.

Barnes, S-A., Bimrose, J., Brown, A., Kettunen, J., and Vuorinen, R. (2020). Lifelong guidance policy and practice in the EU: trends, challenges and opportunities. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Indecon – Review of Career Guidance in Ireland – April 2019


CDAA Covid19 Reshaping Working Australia

COVID-19 – Career Development Sector

Covid-19 Where Do I Go for Careers Support

An emergency career development plan to maintain productivity and progression post-COVID-19 CDPG







Foundation for Young Australians – The New Work Reality Report

FYA – The New Work Reality – June 2018

Foundation for Young Australians – The New Work Smarts Report

FYA – The New Work Smarts – July 2017

Mission Australia Youth Report 2017

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2017

Foundation for Young Australians – The New Work Mindset Report

The New Work Mindset – FYA November 2016

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

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









Career Industry Council of Australia (2020). Demonstrated quality: National Career Development Industry Study, Career Industry Council of Australia, Melbourne. May 2020

Career Industry Council of Australia (2020). Investing in the future of the career development industry, Career Industry Council of Australia, Melbourne. July 2020

Career Industry Council of Australia (2020). Positive impacts of the career development industry, Career Industry Council of Australia, Melbourne. May 2020

Future Ready Research on incorporating career education in the Australian Curriculum – Ithaca Group – January 2019

Employability in a Global Context – July 2018

Youth Action – Career Guidance: The Missing Link in School to Work Transitions – July 2017

Y13 – After the ATAR – Understanding How Gen Z Transition Into Further Education & Employment – July 2017

What’s Happening in Our Schools? Insights into our School-Based Career Practitioners – June 2017

Skilling Australia and McCrindle – Perceptions are not Reality – May 2017

CICA Infographic – Equipping the Next Generation – Insights into our School-Based Career Practitioners – May 2017

Career Guidance, School Experiences and the University Participation of Young People from Equity Groups – February 2017

Schools and Career Guidance Key to Widening University Participation – February 2017

Everybody’s Core Business – Research into the non-technical capabilities needed for successful participation in work or further study – August 2016

Everybody’s Core Business Supplementary Report – Supplementary Report: Findings from the literature – August 2016

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

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

Natal’ya Galliott • Linda J. Graham – School based experiences as contributors to career decision-making: findings from a cross-sectional survey of high-school students – March 2015

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

Koder Report – Careers Advisory Services in Higher Education Institutions – December 1990


Tristram Hooley, Chris Percy and Siobhan Neary (2023) Investing in Careers: What is career guidance worth. University of Derby

Cedefop (2023). Inventory of lifelong guidance systems and practices – UK / Northern Ireland. CareersNet national records.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).(2021). How youth explore, experience and think about their future: A new look at effective career guidance. Paris: France. OECD

International Labour Office, European Training Foundation. (2021). Developing national career development support systems Pathways to enhance lifelong career guidance, career education and career development support for workers . Geneva:Switzerland.

C Percy, A Amegah (2021), “Starting Early. Building the foundations for success”, Education and Employers, London

Cedefop; European Commission; ETF; ICCDPP; ILO; OECD; UNESCO (2020). Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic: results of a joint international survey – June to August 2020. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Mann, A., V. Denis and C. Percy (2020), “Career ready?: How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of COVID-19”, OECD Education Working Papers, No. 241, OECD Publishing, Paris

Barnes, S-A., Bimrose, J., Brown, A., Gough, J. & Wright, S. (2020). The role of parents and carers in providing careers guidance and how they can be better supported: Practice report. Coventry: University of Warwick.

Barnes, S-A., Bimrose, J., Brown, A., Gough, J. & Wright, S. (2020). The role of parents and carers in providing careers guidance and how they can be better supported: Evidence report. Coventry: University of Warwick.

New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission, Drawing the Future: exploring the career aspirations of New Zealand children: February 2020

OECD – Dream Jobs Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work – January 2020

Education and Employers – Disconnected. Career aspirations and jobs in the UK – January 2020

OECD – Envisioning the future of education and jobs – January 2019

Education and Employers, Teach First, AKO Foundation – The role of primary teachers and schools in preparing children for the future – January 2019

Careers & Enterprise Company, Education and Employers Research – What works? Career Related Learning in Primary School – December 2018.

OECD – Working it Out: Career Guidance and Employer Engagement – July 2018

Education and Employers – Introducing Primary Children to the World of Work – July 2018

Education and Employers UK – Drawing The Future – January 2018

Education and Employers Research UK – How to make the most of mock interviews and CV workshops – July 2017

Education and Employers Research UK – How to make the most of careers events with employers – July 2017

Careers & Enterprise Company – Careers events. What works? – 2017

Careers & Enterprise Company – The evidence base for careers websites – 2017

UK Department for Education – Funding and Expenditure in Post-16 Education – July 2017

OECD / ILO – Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship – July 2017

ICCDPP International Symposium Communique – June 2017

ICCDPP – Understanding how work opportunites are changing – 2017

ICCDPP – Ensuring that content and delivery of career development programs and services are relevant – 2017

ICCDPP – Improving career practitioner training and practice – 2017

ICCDPP – Reforming career services in education and labour to focus on career competencies and successful transitions – 2017

Addressing the Catch 22: RBC Career Launch Applicants Recommendations for Improving School-to-Work Transitions – 2017

Principles of Career and Career Development Infographic Canada – November 2016

Changing Places- Mid-career review and mobility – Eurofound 2016

Improving the school-to-work transitions of youth in Canada: a scoping review – 2016

Maximising the impact of careers services on career management skills- a review of the literature – August 2016

Careers education- International literature review – July 2016

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

The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training – Future in Focus Framework – June 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







Career Development Association of Australia 

2024 National Conference

20-23 October 2024

Pullman on the Park, Melbourne