The National Career Development Strategy provides a framework to align the efforts of all stakeholders in career development, with the aim of ensuring that “all Australians have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to manage their careers throughout life to support their individual wellbeing and participation in the workforce and contribute to Australia’s productivity”. The strategy sets out high level goals and guiding principles, and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Australian Government, state/territory governments, schools, business and industry, and the career development sector.
Through the National Career Development Strategy the Australian Government aims to play a key role in:
- involving industry more actively in career development
- building career development skills in individuals
- improving young people’s exposure to the world of work
- improving the quality and professionalism of the career development industry.
The Strategy was informed by extensive consultation and responses to the National Career Development Strategy Green Paper which was released in June 2012.
Making Career Connections comprises a number of initiatives which aim to support the objectives of the National Career Development Strategy. Initiatives range from; programs which introduce young people to the world of work, through to workshops such as “Where the Jobs are” which aim to improve the capabilities of career advisers, teachers and parents to understand and apply labour market information.
For more details on these initiatives go to the Making Career Connections page.
For further information about the development of the National Career Development Strategy or to download a copy visit the Career Development Research and Reports page.
Want to know more?
- Email: NCDS@deewr.gov.au