In May 2016, the Government committed $3 million for a new and contemporary National Career Education Strategy to support students to be prepared for life beyond school, including the jobs of today and into the future.
The commitment is part of the Government’s Quality Schools Quality Outcomes policy.
The National Career Education Strategy includes a focus on developing young people’s 21st century skills and facilitating stronger employer, industry and school collaboration so that young people are equipped with the necessary skills to navigate complex careers across a range of industries and professions.
The strategy is also closely aligned with work already underway to develop, assess and track student’s general capabilities as described in the Australian Curriculum so that teachers, parents, education and policy makers have concrete data on student achievement and progress.
National Career Education Roundtable
On 17 November 2016, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, hosted a National Career Education Roundtable in Darwin with stakeholders from education, industry, career and parents sectors. The roundtable provided the opportunity to discuss the importance of career education and generate practical ideas and solutions to inform the development of a new National Career Education Strategy.