Career Development

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.

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:

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.