The Australian Government has a range of initiatives to help all Australians, particularly young people with the support of their families and communities, have access to services through and beyond school which assist them to:
- make informed choices when selecting schools, courses and post-school opportunities
- connect education and training pathways with career choices and employment prospects
- access the broad range of community services and specialist supports available to them.
Resources available to help with career planning include:
- Myfuture Australia's national career information and exploration resource, helping people to make career decisions, plan career pathways and manage work transitions.
- The Job Guide providing an in-depth look at a range of occupations and education and training pathways to support people to make informed career decisions.
- Career Information flyers are a useful starting point for anyone planning their career or assisting others making career choices.
- The Parents Talking Career Choices brochure has strategies for parents and carers to help them discuss the options available for further study and employment after school with their teenage children.
- Career Bullseye posters are useful tools to assist young people to make school subject selections based on what jobs they can lead to.
- Career Advice for Parents is a free telephone service for eligible parents to assist them to find work. Professional career advisers assist eligible parents to identify their skills, improve their resumes, and explore career options.
- Experience + offers a range of services to support employers and mature-age workers and eligible mature-age job seekers aged 45 years of age and over.
- The School subjects you like and jobs they can lead to is a downloadable booklet which includes the full set of Career Bullseye posters, hints on how to use them, and a list of useful websites.
Other Career Development initiatives:
- The Information for Career Practitioners page provides information on a number of career practitioner resources, available to download or view online.
- The National Career Development Strategy is a more coherent approach to the design and development of programmes and resources that support career development.
- The Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework describes the core non-technical skills that have been identified by Australian employers as important for successful participation in work.
Want to know more?
- The Youth Attainment and Transitions website provides information about youth, career and transitions initiatives and connects you with relevant resources and services.
- The My Skills website connects individuals and employers looking to undertake training with training organisations that best suit their needs.
- The MyUniversity website provides students with access to clear, meaningful and transparent information about Australia’s higher education providers.