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Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework. Leela Darvall Manager Careers & Transition Youth Transitions Division, DEECD VISTA Conference 23 May 2011. What will be covered. Context for Career Development Targets Policy Reform Research Initiatives Victorian CCF. Context.

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victorian careers curriculum framework

Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework

Leela Darvall


Careers & Transition

Youth Transitions Division, DEECD

VISTA Conference

23 May 2011

what will be covered
What will be covered
  • Context for Career Development
    • Targets
  • Policy Reform
    • Research
  • Initiatives
    • Victorian CCF
  • Students who do not complete Year 12 or its equivalent
    • are more likely to become unemployed
    • are more likely to stay unemployed
    • have lower earnings, and
    • over the course of their lives accumulate less wealth
  • Global financial crisis
    • Impact on young people; rise in youth unemployment
    • Increase in the proportion of 15-19 year-olds out of work
  • Victorian Education Performance
    • Need for improvement
raising the bar targets for skilled a workforce
Raising the bar – targets for skilled a workforce

By 2015

  • 92.6% of Victorian 20-24 year olds achieving Year 12 or equivalent (e.g. Cert II)

By 2020

  • 90% of Australian 20-24 year olds achieving Year 12 or equivalent (e.g. Cert III)
  • Halving the gap in Year 12 attainment for young Koorie people
  • 20% of higher education enrolments from low-SES communities

By 2025

  • 40% of Australian 25-34year olds to hold a qualification at Bachelor level or higher
policy reform
Policy reform
  • National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions (NPYAT) (July 2009 – 31 December 2013)
    • Increased participation of young people in education and training
  • Compact with Young Australians
    • Participation requirement
    • Tightening eligibility for Commonwealth income support
    • Education and training entitlement
    • Improved delivery of youth careers, transitions and support programs
  • Making Career Development Core Business

This Report highlighted quality career development services were particularly important in Victoria given

      • Victoria is moving towards a demand-driven VET and higher education system
      • The post-compulsory qualifications and institutional choices that young people face are more diverse than in any other state and territory, and
      • The extended young participation guarantee requirements means that more young people who may previously have left the education and training systems will need support to pursue their pathways

Making Career Development Core Business (PDF - 1.1Mb)

  • On Track

Almost half of early leavers said better careers advice would have encouraged them to stay at school (2008)

support for career development under np yat
Support for career development under NP YAT
  • Improved Career Development Services initiatives:
    • Regional Career Development Officers
      • I EFT employed in all DEECD regions
    • Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework
      • Launched online in March 2011
    • Study Grants for Career Practitioners
      • Graduate Certificate in Career Development
    • Careers Mentoring Network Initiative
      • Managed by the Office for Youth
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Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework
  • Explicit online career education program by year level that shows progression in the stages of career development
  • A career education program that meets the career development needs of young people aged 12 to 19 years
  • A framework that can be customised by schools, ACE &TAFE
  • A framework that applies to young people in targeted groups , Indigenous, ESL, Low SES Communities, Disabilities
  • Provides sample Career Action Plans by level
  • Links to existing resources for career development activities

What the Framework aims to do…

  • Inspire young people to explore who they are, where they fit and what they want to achieve in life by building skills for
    • Learning and work decision making
    • Developing resilience
    • Career management
    • Networking

What the Framework Does

  • Identifies:
    • Career Development learning outcomes
    • Possible Delivery
    • Sample assessment advice and tasks
  • Suggest:
    • Suitable delivery schedule
    • Additional support
  • Provides:
    • Sample Career Action Plans
    • Links to careers resources

What’s in the Framework?

3 stages of Career Development :

Self Development

Career Exploration

Career Management

6 steps to progress career learning


6 Steps to Success

  • DiscoverYear 7
  • ExploreYear 8
  • Focus Year 9
  • PlanYear 10
  • Decide Year 11
  • Apply Year 12
  • My Career Capabilities ACE & TAFE
delivery of the ccf in vet settings
Delivery of the CCF in VET Settings
  • Senior Secondary Certificates - VCE and VCAL
  • VET Certificates eg CGEA, Work Education
  • Students Advisory Centres/ Careers Centres
  • Should be delivered at stage appropriate for young person
  • Career Action Plans
paradigm shift
Paradigm Shift
  • “The new career management paradigm is not about making the right occupational choice. It is about equipping young people with the competencies (skills, knowledge and attitudes) to make the myriad of choices with which adults are confronted continuously, in all aspects of their adult lives, lifelong.”
  • Professor Tony Watts
    • Careerquake
    • “… aim of the Carresr Curriculum Framework
rcdos working with tafe
RCDOs Working with TAFE….
  • Around the State – examples of RCDOs work with TAFE
    • Careers Curriculum Framework
    • Career Development Quality Benchmarks for good practice
  • Regional Briefings on the Careers Curriculum Framework
    • contact RCDO in your area
resources to support careers and transitions of young people in tafe
Resources to support Careers and Transitions of young people in TAFE
  • Careers and Transitions Resource Kit
  • myfuture
  • Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework
  • DEECD resources/information
  • Youth Transition Division resources/information

  • RCDOs (Regional Career Development Officers)

  • National youth related resources/information

next steps
  • What next?
  • What can you do for young people back in your organisation in relation to career development?
  • Who will/can you link up with to support your work?


Apprenticeship Support Officers

Koorie Transition Coordinators



Skills Vic

Community Welfare Agencies

Adult and Community Education


Employer organisations



National Disability Coordination



Career development practitioners

Regional Career Development Officers

Youth Connections



Independent sector

CDAA Private counsellors



Catholic Sector

Workplace learning coordinators

Young people / students?