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
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.
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.
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