Career DevelopmentBernadette GigliottiDirector – CEAV
Career DevelopmentFrameworkDeveloped by CICA• The National Standards for Career Practitioners• The Australian Blueprint for Career Development• Guiding Principles for career Development Services and Products
Terminology• 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 ….
Terminology• 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 CareerEducationGovernment Schools- Aligned to VELs Level 5&6 – Humanities- Careers education part of teaching allotment- Managed Individual Pathways – SSO’s- On Track data – post compulsory
Current Practice in CareerEducationCatholic 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 CareerEducationIndependent 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 CareerEducationMany examples of quality career education• Individual school level• State initiatives• Federal initiatives• Career practitioners• Resourceshttp://www.deewr.gov.auhttp://www.education.vic.gov.au
The Professional Standards forcareer practitioners7 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 theoryIncludes:- Styles of counselling- Career tools- audit tools, vocational assessments tools, MIP’s, Blueprint, Employability Skills- Career polices or frameworks – VELs, Victorian Blueprint for education, Employability Skills Framework
Essential elements of CareerEducation• self awareness• career exploration• career decision making• career management skills
The Australian Blueprint11 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 Personal Management Area B Learning and Work Exploration Area C Career Building 11 main career competencies; 3 in Area A; three in Area B; 5 in Area C
Career Programs Yr7 & 8Focus on:- Self awareness activities- Values, talents, skill development , goal setting- Researching career industries, profiles,- Learning education terminologies- Creating portfolios
Career Programs Yr 9&10Focus 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 &12Focus 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• Can’t be delivered in isolation of one’s life experiences• Holistic in it’s nature• Doesn’t rely on numeric result• Provides the basis for ongoing learning and development• Crictical core business in every school, community and organisation
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