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1 The Development of Career Practitioners in South Africa

2 This presentation Current needs impacting Career Practitioners in South Africa How are we doing in addressing these needs? The setting of standards for career practitioners How can we improve what we are doing?

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4 Context South Africa’s total population is 49,8 million people Rapidly urbanising population (rural 45%) High unemployment rates (25.7%) Youth unemployment (+50%) Low levels of skills underpinned by poor literacy and numeracy Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Current needs General Household Survey 2010

5 Career Practitioners The concept of “Career Practitioner” is relatively new in SA Career education is mandated within the curriculum under the subject Life Orientation (2004) Career guidance is mandated within the Department of Labour employment services There is a great demand for guidance services Capacity to deliver is lacking Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Current needs

6 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Current needs INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists1 195 Prisons Organisations / Private Companies

7 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists Prisons Organisations / Private Companies Current needs

8 Employed Schools Unemployed Higher Education FET Colleges

9 Addressing needs Why schools Largest of the target markets Curriculum which encompasses career education (Life Orientation) Teachers trained and experienced Accountability Part of the culture of schools

10 Addressing needs Challenges in schools High turnover of Life Orientation teachers Low status of Life Orientation Size of classes and limited resources Lack of career information resources Low motivation of teachers

11 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists Prisons Organisations / Private Companies Current needs

12 Employed Schools Unemployed Higher Education FET Colleges

13 Addressing needs Why Further & Higher Education Well established structures History of academic integrity Counselling and guidance facilities

14 Addressing needs

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16 Addressing needs

17 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists1 195 Prisons Organisations / Private Companies Current needs

18 Addressing needs - Unemployed

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23 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Addressing needs

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25 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists Prisons Organisations / Private Companies Current needs

26 Current need Employed Schools Unemployed

27 Addressing needs

28 Working with the unemployed Disadvantages Dependency is high (need) Cost higher (economies of scale) Dispersed target group (travel venue hire, etc.) Advantages Skills based Focused Emphasis is on placement

29 Career Development Association of Australia 2010 INSTITUTION# DELIVERY POINTSPEOPLE IMPACTED Total number of Schools Universities / Technology23 (73 Campuses) FET Colleges50 (211 Campuses) Libraries1240 Department of Labour126 ABET Centres2278 Career Centres+-27 Bursary Providers (NSFAS) Registered Educational Psychologists Prisons Organisations / Private Companies Need for guidance Practitioners

30 Current need Employed Schools Unemployed

31 The Workplace INSTITUTION Recruitment & Selection Training programmes Learnerships Graduate development Talent Management Employee succession Skills development facilitators

32 International Internationally there has been growth and recognition of the crucial role which career guidance plays in improving the efficiency of the economy International trend towards developing minimum standards and competencies required for career practitioners IAEVG (2003) Study involving practitioners in 41 countries led to the development of the International Competencies for Educational and Vocational Guidance Practitioners Setting up of the Counsellor Qualification Standards (CQS) in 2009 Setting up of career development associations Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Setting Standards European Centre for the Professionalisation of Career Gudance 2009

33 Local The launch of South African Career Development Association (SACDA) 2010 In 2003 schools started training teachers on SAQA accredited unit standards based career development programmes (5 days) In 2011 PACE developed the first SAQA accredited Career Counselling programme Career Development Association of Australia 2010 Setting Standards European Centre for the Professionalisation of Career Gudance 2009

34 NQFQUALIFICATION TITLE 10Doctoral Traditional route 9Masters degree 8Honours degree 7Year 3 (First degree) 6Year 2 5Year 1 4 Further Education and Training CertificateAdditional option Grade 12 3Grade 11 2Grade 10 Trends in Career Guidance Practice

35 NQFQUALIFICATION TITLE 10Doctoral Additional option 9Masters degree 8Honours degree 7Year 3 (First degree) 6Year 2 5Year 1 4 Further Education and Training CertificateAdditional option Grade 12 3Grade 11 2Grade 10 Trends in Career Guidance Practice

36 NQFQUALIFICATION TITLE 10Doctoral Traditional route 9Masters degree 8Honours degree 7Year 3 (First degree) 6Year 2 5Year 1 4 Further Education and Training Certificate in Career Counselling Career Practitioner Route Grade 12 3Grade 11 2Grade 10 Trends in Career Guidance Practice

37 How do we improve? Standardising training for career practitioners in the country Standardising competencies in line with international standards Create more “permanent” specialised positions in schools Increasing funding for more paper based resources i.e. books, posters Improving efficiency using technology to make information available Evaluate the role and scope of career practitioners – “guidance”.. “entrepreneurship” … “placement” More training for service providers in libraries, NGO’s, prisons ABET Centres, agencies, youth Providing practitioners with opportunities for career progression Consolidating SACDA into a strong regulatory body to oversee providers of guidance

38 This presentation Tebello Mosese - Founder of Lady T Hats

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