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. Refinements from the trials of the Blueprint were carried out in 2008. The refined Blueprint and associated professional development kit and resources may be downloaded from the Australian Blueprint for Career Development website.
The Blueprint can be used to guide the development of school career education programs.
The Blueprint document has two main components
|Area A: Personal management||Area B: Learning and work exploration||Area C: Career building|
|1. Build and maintain a positive self concept |
2. Interact positively and effectively with others
3. Change and grow throughout life
|4. Participate in life-long learning supportive of career goals |
5. Locate and effectively use career information
6. Understand the relationship between work, society and the economy
|7. Secure/create and maintain work |
8. Make career enhancing decisions
9. Maintain balanced life and work roles
10. Understand the changing nature of life and work roles
11. Understand, engage in and manage the career building process
Phase 1 - 1.1 Build a positive self concept while discovering its influence on self and others
Phase 2 - 1.2 Build a positive self concept and understand its influence on life learning and work
Phase 3 - 1.3 Develop abilities to maintain a positive self concept
Phase 4 - 1.4 Improve on abilities to maintain a positive self concept
The Blueprint provides guidelines on how to develop, implement and evaluate a career education program, including how to:
Footprints to the future (2001)
This report from the Prime Minister's Youth Pathways Action Plan Taskforce made recommendations related to the following principles:
Download from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website.
Employability skills for the future (2002)
This document is based on research of what employers look for in workers to meet their current and future skills needs. The skills that were identified by employers are generic and transferable. They include communication, teamwork, problem solving, self-management, planning and organising, technology learning initiative and enterprise, and personal attributes (loyalty, commitment, honesty, enthusiasm, common sense, sense of humour, etc).
Download the full document from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.
Career and transition services framework (2003)
This framework presents a number of strategies to support young people to make effective transitions through school and between school and post-school destinations.
Download the full document from the MCEECDYA website.
Careers Education Quality Framework (1999)
This document presents the elements of a quality career education program. It also lists the evidence required to show that the elements are being met.
A checklist is provided to assist in program evaluation and planning.
Download the full document from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (new window) website.
Education and Training Reforms for the Future - White Paper (2002)
This document recommends 19 actions. The following summarises some of these actions:
Download the Queensland the Smart State - Education and Training Reforms for the Future: A White Paper (new window) [an error occurred while processing this directive] .
This page was last reviewed on 23 Aug 2010