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ERIC Number: ED444057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Career Development in Australia.
McCowan, Colin; Mountain, Elizabeth
Australia has a federal system, comprising the national Commonwealth government and eight state and territory governments. At the Commonwealth level, the ministries of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, and Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business have primary roles in the career information and services field. Education and training system is provided by the Australian Qualifications Framework, which provides a comprehensive nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training. Vocational education and training is offered by a wide variety of providers. Although there is no national policy on career guidance services, the Australian government has adopted a number of strategies to improve outcomes for young people. They include focusing on achievement of minimum standard by all students in basic skills; increasing quality of vocational orientation for young people to gain experience in business while at school; and broadening the role of schools so that they are better equipped to assist students suffering multiple obstacles to success. Use of information technology in the career delivery system is constantly expanding. The recommendation for the future is for a more consistent approach to career guidance services to enhance employment, education, and training. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia