Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint)

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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Career Transition SupportA 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


    Main aims:A national framework of career competencies Facilitate service consistencyChallenge assumptions about career developmentAccelerate the establishment of a career development culture in Australia

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


    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

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  • Career Transition SupportA: PERSONAL MANAGEMENTCareer Competency 1. Build and maintain a positive self conceptCareer Competency 2. Interact positively and effectively with others

    Career Competency 3. Change and grow throughout life

  • Career Transition SupportCareer competency 4. Participate in lifelong learning supportive ofcareer goalsCareer Competency 5. Locate and effectively use career informationCareer Competency 6. Understand the relationship between work, society and the economy


  • AREA C:CAREER BUILDINGCompetency 7 Secure/create and maintain workCompetency 8 Make career enhancing decisionsCompetency 9 Maintain balanced life and work rolesCompetency 10 Understanding the changing nature of life and work rolesCompetency 11 Understand, engage in and manage the career building processCareer Transition Support

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

  • and a 4 stage learning taxonomy

    Stage 1 Acquisition Stage 2 Application Stage 3 Personalisation Stage 4 Actualisation

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  • EXAMPLE PHASE IIArea 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 resourcesLocal 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 informationCareer Transition Support

  • The career competencies of the Blueprint align with virtually all of the important initiatives currently underway in schools including:The Educational Goals for Young AustraliansThe development of Social CompetenciesThe New Framework for Vocational Education in SchoolsThe Employability Skills FrameworkCareer Transition Support

  • 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

  • WORK EDUCATION CERTIFICATES 2006With the reaccredidation of the following certificates30625 QLD Certificate I in Work Readiness30626 QLD Certificate I in Work Education30627 QLD Certificate II in Workplace PracticesCareer Transition Support

  • Career Transition Support30626QLD Certificate I in Work EducationStructure

    CodeUnits of CompetencyNominal HoursSupervisedUnsupervisedCORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 110 nominal hoursGENPCD101BDevelop career and learning development plan10GENENP101BApply an enterprising approach in a team project20GENIWR101BDevelop basic knowledge of workplace relations15GENJSI101BApply job search and interview skills10GENOHS101BFollow fundamental OHS principles and procedures10GENPAS101BPresent a positive image in the workplace 5GENSWL101BParticipate in structured workplace learning40

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

    ** *Look at the assessments. An overview of some of the questions

    1.Identifying different forms of labour market information (State and local Newspapers, internet myfuture the facts section, jobguide (online skill shortages, Gov. websites, census, information from industry)Find out write about it not a thesis. Not six pages of typed info. know what they are, how to access them

    2. Analysing LMI relevance to your clients (skill shortages may mean good job prospects? No. of actual jobs in forensic science may be an issue. The ever increasing impact of technology)

    3. Report on current and emerging trends in the labour market ands its affect on your clients Current trend Emerging trend

    4. State changes that can improve your work processes based on LMI6. Researching incentives and assistance currently available to job seekers