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Career Development

Bernadette Gigliotti
Director CEAV

Career Development Framework

Developed by CICA The National Standards for Career Practitioners The Australian Blueprint for Career Development Guiding Principles for career Development Services and Products

Career development the process of managing life, learning and work over the lifespan (CICA2006) Career Practitioner an umbrella term that refers to direct service providers in career development field; career counsellors; work experience coordinators; employment counsellors,; career educators; employment support workers .

Career paid and unpaid roles across the lifespan ; life roles; leisure learning; work Career education development of skills, knowledge and attitudes through planned program of learning experiences in education, training and work settings

Current Practice in Career Education

Government Schools - Aligned to VELs Level 5&6 Humanities - Careers education part of teaching allotment - Managed Individual Pathways SSOs - On Track data post compulsory

Current Practice in Career Education

Catholic schools - Aligned to Pathways Policy - Vocational Assessments Year 10 - Career education part of teaching allotment or full time careers - Emphasis on Subject Selection - On Track data post compulsory

Current Practice in Career Education

Independent Schools - Aligned to school vision and mission - Assess at Year 10 for Subject Selection ENTER capabilities - Full time qualified practitioner - Some timetabled classes - On Track data post compulsory

Current Practice in Career Education

Many examples of quality career education Individual school level State initiatives Federal initiatives Career practitioners Resources

The Professional Standards for career practitioners

7 elements that frame career development work: Career development theory Labour market information Ethical practice Advanced communication skills Diversity- cultural sensitivity Information and resource management Professional practice

Career Development theory

Includes: - Styles of counselling - Career tools- audit tools, vocational assessments tools, MIPs, Blueprint, Employability Skills - Career polices or frameworks VELs, Victorian Blueprint for education, Employability Skills Framework

Essential elements of Career Education

self awareness

career exploration
career decision making career management skills

The Australian Blueprint

11 Competencies - Underpinning career development across the life span - Phases I- IV - Phase II middle years of schooling - Phase III senior secondary

The Blueprint
The Blueprint is a set of 11competencies
A national framework of competencies that aims to help Australians to better mange their lives, learning and work; to cope with change. Process for planning, implementing and evaluating career programs and resources that will assist all Australians to gain career development competencies

The Blueprint
Identify career competencies from primary school to adulthood Facilitate service consistency
Challenge assumptions about career development Accelerates the establishment of a career development culture

The Blueprint Applications

The Blueprint
- Individuals and groups in consultation with clients/students - program review to map competencies - organizational level to assist with professional development of staff

Blueprint Competencies
3 key areas: Area A Area B Area C Personal Management Learning and Work Exploration Career Building

11 main career competencies; 3 in Area A; three in Area B; 5 in Area C

Career Programs Yr7 & 8

Focus on: - Self awareness activities - Values, talents, skill development , goal setting - Researching career industries, profiles, - Learning education terminologies - Creating portfolios

Career Programs Yr 9&10

Focus on Decision making activities how, what, why of choice exploring impact of choices on social or life influences Learning the terminology of pathways Re defining interests, values , goal setting Building portfolio sections skills, knowledge, life experiences

Career Programs Yr 11 &12

Focus on Building portfolios demonstrating skills, knowledge, life experiences, networks Learning the terminology of choice Exploring the impact of life choices Action planning and Goal setting

Career development
Cant be delivered in isolation of ones life experiences Holistic in its nature Doesnt rely on numeric result Provides the basis for ongoing learning and development Crictical core business in every school, community and organisation