Acknowledgement of CountryWe would like to show ourrespect and acknowledge thetraditional custodians of thisland, of elders past andpresent, on which this eventtakes place.
The WA Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions and it’s Audit and Planning Tools9.00 am Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country9.02 am Introduction to NPP YAT9.05 am The Official Launch: Mr David Wood9.10 am Key Principles- WA Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions9.20 am Using the Audit Tool- Practitioner Reflection9.40 am Career Practitioners section of the Career Centre website10.00 am Morning tea and networking
FirstLaunchedin 2006The WA Guidelines wasfirst launched in 2006 afterbeing signed off by thethree Sector/SystemDirectors.This is very unique inAustralia and quite asignificant statement aboutthe importance and valueof career development.
WA Guidelines for Career Development andKEY PRINCIPLES Transitions Career development in schools needs to: be a whole school approach - K to 12. It is the responsibility of all teachers not just the career development practitioner- if it is to be sustainable. be for ALL students not just the few, and parents should be encouraged to be engaged and involved. have the support of the school’s Leadership Team- - all teachers – for all students - parents involved be part of the school’s ongoing strategic planning and evaluation … Career Development needs to be seen as an important education goal of the school. have adequate resources allocated to provide the essential programs,
WA Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions BackThe Guidelines lists twelve (12) essential Career Development programs and services Career Education Career Information, Guidance and Counselling Career Development Support Individual Pathway and Exit Plans Transition Portfolio Transition Support Mentoring Monitoring and Tracking Placement or Referral Post-School Support Vocational Education and Training (VET), Workplace learning and Vocational Learning
An Audit and Planning tool An Audit and Planning tool has been developed to assist schools to implement the 5 key areas of the WA Guidelines and determine ‘where schools are at’ in relation to promoting and creating a career development culture in schools: Whole School Planning, Support & Coordination Embedding the 11 Career Competencies of the Australian Blueprint Program Development & Redesign Effective Implementation of 12 essential career development programs and services Continual promotion and evaluation next
The Audit and Planning Tool What is it? A framework to support schools in the design and implementation of a career development culture in schools. Based on the Australian Blueprint for Career Development and the WA Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions and underpinned by the Professional Standards for Career Development Practitioners.
The Audit and Planning Tool How is it used?Audit Tool- Is a self assessment tool-a ‘rubric’ which identifies areas thatare in need of attention and whatcould be done to move forward.Planning Tool- Using templates toidentify proposed outcomes, actions anda timeframe.
ToolExample: Element 3 - Program Development / Redesign
An Extract from the Planning Tool- Element 3: Program Development / Redesign3.3 Individual Pathway Plans (Proposed Outcomes, Action Required and Timeframe)To be located at: http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/CareerCentre.aspx
1: Whole School Planning, Support & Coordination School & Community Support: Acceptance of the Leadership Team - all teachers – for all students - parents involved Career Development Coordination of program and service delivery and their evaluation by someone? Staff Professional Development Sustainability
2. Embedding Career Competencies (Blueprint)We need to:Conduct a needs assessment: staff needs for delivery … are the students needs met?Identify connection with other programs – Integrated curriculumConduct an audit: are all the competencies of the Blueprint being met? In what learning areas?
3. Program Development / RedesignProgram Delivery: Career Education Vocational Education and Training (VET), Workplace learning and Vocational Learning Individual Pathway Planning Exit Planning Transition Portfolio
3. Program Development / RedesignService Provision: Access & Equity Community, Industry & interagency relationships Community, Industry & interagency relationships Mentoring Monitoring & Tracking Placement or Referral Transition Support
4. Effective Implementation Following through on decisions made Monitor, Review & Evaluate
5. Continual Promotion Promote the programs and services through staff, parent evenings etc. e.g. Develop and Implement a career resource centre
Resources Department of Education: Promoting a Career Development Culture in Schools file & Career Education lessons CD WA Career Centre Online http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/CareerCentre.aspx Cross Sectoral WA publication: Career Development and Transition Support Services file Victorian Government: Careers and Transition resource kit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/Pages/careers.aspx Career Keys (QLD): Career and Transition workbooks Careercope (Canada) : Career education resource
things!Teachers assist and support students in career development:In Managing Life•to be literate and numerate•to feel good about themself•to be a good corporate citizens•to be an active participant in the community•to be a lifelong learner having an opportunity for psychological success•to be resilientIn Manage Learning•to develop learning to learn skills, metacognitive skills …•to develop critical thinking skills•to develop social and personal skills•to navigate the curriculum to achieve WACE- make lifelong career choices•to take responsibility for ones learning and career managementIn Managing Work•to plan, explore and make decisions about life, learning and work assisted through theparticipation in IPPs, transition planning and exit plans•to develop career management skills These are the responsibility of ALL teachers? Back
The support of the school’sLeadership Team… to ensure that all students are equipped andsupported to:make informed choices about learning, work and lifeopportunities and take personal responsibility for those choices;develop, implement, review and adapt action strategies tooptimise learning, work and life choices; andaccess relevant and timely information and networks. Back