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1 Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint) Career Transition Support

2 The Australian Blueprint for Career Development provides guidelines for helping to integrate and strengthen career development learning in a wide variety of settings throughout the nation. It contains two main components: 1. The career competencies that all Australians need to develop in order to effectively manage life, learning and work. 2. Processes for planning, implementing and evaluating career programs and resources. Career Transition Support

3 Although the Blueprint has multiple goals, its primary aim is to have users work with a national framework of competencies to create comprehensive, effective and measurable career development programs which help Australians to better manage their lives, learning and work. Career Transition Support

4 Career Keys have developed a comprehensive career development resource comprising of three transition workbooks used in schools across Australia. Each workbook uses innovative easy to follow activities designed to complement classroom practices and stimulate discussion.

5 Career Transition Support With the Blueprint trial funding, Career Keys assigned two Career Advisers to review each book against the 11 competencies and the four developmental life phases.

6 Career Transition Support A focus group was formed to assist in this process which consisted of: -Deputy Principal of Browns Plains SHS -Deputy Principal of Marsden SHS - Teacher at Marsden SHS -Career Advisers at Career Keys

7 BLUEPRINT OVERVIEW Main aims: A national framework of career competencies Facilitate service consistency Challenge assumptions about career development Accelerate the establishment of a career development culture in Australia Career Transition Support

8 From a national perspective the Blueprint will facilitate national consistency and assist efforts to provide all Australians with opportunities to develop to their full potential. Career Transition Support

9 CAREER MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES 11 competencies that are needed to build and manage a career are identified. These competencies are grouped across 3 key areas Area A: Personal Management Area B: Learning and Work Exploration Area C: Career Building Career Transition Support

10 A: PERSONAL MANAGEMENT Career Competency 1. Build and maintain a positive self concept Career Competency 2. Interact positively and effectively with others Career Competency 3. Change and grow throughout life

11 Career Transition Support Career competency 4. Participate in lifelong learning supportive of career goals Career Competency 5. Locate and effectively use career information Career Competency 6. Understand the relationship between work, society and the economy AREA B: LEARNING AND WORK EXPLORATION

12 AREA C:CAREER BUILDING Competency 7 Secure/create and maintain work Competency 8 Make career enhancing decisions Competency 9 Maintain balanced life and work roles Competency 10 Understanding the changing nature of life and work roles Competency 11 Understand, engage in and manage the career building process Career Transition Support

13 There are 4 developmental levels or phases Phase 1 (primary school) Phase 2 (middle school) Phase 3 (senior secondary college) Phase 4 (adulthood) Career Transition Support

14 … and a 4 stage learning taxonomy Stage 1 Acquisition Stage 2 Application Stage 3 Personalisation Stage 4 Actualisation Career Transition Support

15 EXAMPLE – PHASE II Area B Competency 5.2 – Locate and use career information P.I.- 5.2.4 - explore the differences between occupations and industry sectors by locating and using available career information resources Local Standard: Given a list of 20 occupations (e.g. plumber, waiter, doctor), students will match them to a list of corresponding industry sectors using available career information Career Transition Support

16 The career competencies of the Blueprint align with virtually all of the important initiatives currently underway in schools including: The Educational Goals for Young Australians The development of Social Competencies The New Framework for Vocational Education in Schools The Employability Skills Framework Career Transition Support

17 The Blueprint makes the benefits of participating in VET in Schools Programs, enterprise education activities and of developing employability skills and attributes obvious. It also places considerable emphasis on the importance of acquiring lifelong learning habits. Career Transition Support

18 WORK EDUCATION CERTIFICATES 2006 With the reaccredidation of the following certificates 30625 QLD Certificate I in Work Readiness 30626 QLD Certificate I in Work Education 30627 QLD Certificate II in Workplace Practices Career Transition Support

19 30626QLD Certificate I in Work Education Structure Code Units of CompetencyNominal Hours Supervise d Unsupervise d CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY – 110 nominal hours GENPCD101BDevelop career and learning development plan10 GENENP101BApply an enterprising approach in a team project20 GENIWR101BDevelop basic knowledge of workplace relations15 GENJSI101BApply job search and interview skills10 GENOHS101BFollow fundamental OHS principles and procedures10 GENPAS101BPresent a positive image in the workplace 5 GENSWL101BParticipate in structured workplace learning40

20 We have mapped the CATS – Step Two against Certificate I in Work Education and found that the book addresses some of the performance criteria for 2 competencies: GENPCD101B Develop career and learning development plan. GENJSI101B Apply job search and interview skills. Career Transition Support

21 The Blueprint provides an excellent starting point for schools that are establishing, redesigning or examining a career development program because it is very much about identifying and confirming the positive activities that are already occurring. Career Transition Support

22 Implementing the Blueprint will not only facilitate the career development of individuals, it will also assist schools to achieve many of the overarching goals of schooling. Career Transition Support

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