Career Development

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.

The Australian Government has a range of initiatives to help all Australians, particularly young people with the support of their families and communities, have access to services through and beyond school which assist them to:

  • make informed choices when selecting schools, courses and post-school opportunities
  • connect education and training pathways with career choices and employment prospects
  • access the broad range of community services and specialist supports available to them.

Resources available to help with career planning include:

  • The Job Guide providing an in-depth look at a range of occupations and education and training pathways to support people to make informed career decisions.
  • The Parents Talking Career Choices brochure has strategies for parents and carers to help them discuss the options available for further study and employment after school with their teenage children.
  • Career Bullseye posters are useful tools to assist young people to make school subject selections based on what jobs they can lead to.
  • The School subjects you like and jobs they can lead to is a downloadable booklet which includes the full set of Career Bullseye posters, hints on how to use them, and a list of useful websites.

Other Career Development initiatives:

Want to know more?

  • The My Skills website connects individuals and employers looking to undertake training with training organisations that best suit their needs.
  • The MyUniversity website provides students with access to clear, meaningful and transparent information about Australia‚Äôs higher education providers.
  • The Job Outlook website is a careers and labour market research information site to help individuals decide on their future career.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Career Development.

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  1. Australian Blueprint for Career Development

    Created: 6 August 2014

    The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework that can be used to design, implement and evaluate career development programs for young people and adults. At its...

  2. Blueprint Appendix A- Needs Assessment Survey

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix A of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering the Needs Assessment Survey.

  3. Blueprint Appendix B- Activity Selection

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix B of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering Activity Selection.

  4. Blueprint Appendix C- Competency Checklist

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix C of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering the Competency Checklist.

  5. Blueprint Appendix D- Performance Indicator Checklist

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix D of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering the Performance Indicator Checklist.

  6. Blueprint Appendix E- Product Coding Matrix

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix E of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering the Product Coding Matrix.

  7. Blueprint Appendix F- Resources

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Appendix D of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, covering Resources.

  8. Blueprint Review Report November 2012

    Created: 6 August 2014

    A review undertaken by Atelier Learning Solutions to examine the effectiveness of the Blueprint, its relevance to users and whether it is delivering the intended outcomes

  9. Cognitive neuroscience- Implications for career development strategies and interventions

    Created: 19 December 2011  |  Last modified: 19 December 2011

  10. Deloitte Access Economics

    Created: 18 November 2012  |  Last modified: 18 November 2012

  11. Do you enjoy or are you good at Physics?- A4 Colour

    Created: 17 November 2012  |  Last modified: 22 January 2014

  12. Do you enjoy or are you good at Social Science?- A2 BW

    Created: 17 November 2012  |  Last modified: 2 December 2013

  13. Miles Morgan

    Created: 18 November 2012  |  Last modified: 18 November 2012

  14. National Career Development Strategy

    Created: 23 May 2013

  15. National Career Development Strategy (NCDS) Research Project- Element 2: Qualitative research

    Created: 20 December 2011  |  Last modified: 20 December 2011

  16. National Career Development Strategy (NCDS) Research Project- Element 2: Quantitative Research

    Created: 20 December 2011  |  Last modified: 20 December 2011

  17. National Career Development Strategy (NCDS) Research Project- Element 2: Synthesis Report

    Created: 20 December 2011  |  Last modified: 20 December 2011

  18. Nous Group

    Created: 18 November 2012  |  Last modified: 18 November 2012

  19. Professional Development Kit- Using the Blueprint with Adults

    Created: 6 August 2014

    A Professional Development Kit designed to help career development practitioners and others working with adults to gain a better understanding of the Blueprint and its many...

  20. Professional Development Kit- Using the Blueprint with Young People

    Created: 6 August 2014

    A Professional Development Kit designed to help career development practitioners and others working with young people to gain a better understanding of the Blueprint and its...

  21. Promotional Material- Blueprint A1 Poster

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Australian Blueprint for Career Development promotional material. This A1 poster outlines the Eleven Career Management Competencies associated with the Blueprint.

  22. Promotional Material- Blueprint A4 Brochure

    Created: 6 August 2014

    Australian Blueprint for Career Development promotional material. This A4 brochure provides a general description of the Blueprint and its uses.

  23. Report on the 6th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy

    Created: 18 November 2012  |  Last modified: 18 November 2012

  24. School subjects you like & jobs they can lead to

    Created: 17 November 2012  |  Last modified: 4 December 2013