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Vocational Learning eResources

Access a range of online resources to support educators assisting secondary school students in:

  • identifying career options and pathways
  • exploring the world of work
  • building career development skills_
ACSF - Australian Core Skills Framework | Department of Education and Training

The ACSF describes five levels of performance in key skill areas that are essential for people to participate in our society: Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, and Numeracy. The framework provides a consistent national approach to the identification of the core skills requirements and a common reference point for describing and discussing individual performance, strengths, and areas for further support and learning.

  • Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework: CSFW Describes the core nontechnical skills that have been identified by Australian employers as improtant for successful participation in work.
  • Resources to support the implementation of the framework: CSFW Tools and Resources
Australian Blueprint for Career Development

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers.

Australian Centre for Career Education

The Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) is presenting an exciting program of career education activities to students in Years 9 and 10 in Victorian government schools in rural and regional areas and metropolitan areas. This program is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and aims to raise student awareness of the education, training and employment pathways provided through VET.  

Beacon Foundation

The Beacon Model is designed to provide schools and communities with the suport and infrastructure to develop a sustainable collaborative approach to education, improving outcomes for young people across Australia.
Beacon build connections between industry, education and the community to create real world education in schools that is relevant and engaging for yougn people in the 21st century. Beacon use their brokerage skills and networks with employers to build collaborations with schools to create immersive future focussed education.

CDAA - Career Development Association of Australia

More than ever, young people need guidance to transition from school into satisfying careers and to understand the opportunities and challenges that accompany advances in technology. Global evidence suggests that people should not focus on occupations but learn to manage their careers in a broader sense, encompassing varied paid and unpaid roles throughout life. CDAA Offer professional development and support to practitioners in many states and territories.

CEDA - Committee for Economic Development of Australia

CEDA is an independent national organisation providing thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia.
In June 2015, CEDA released a major report focused on the future of Australia's workforce.

Choose a career in early childhood – become a Future Maker

Hear the personal stories and the rewarding experiences from early childhood teachers and educators working in the profession as Future Makers.

CICA - Career Industry Council of Australia

More than ever, young people need guidance to transition from school into satisfying careers and to understand the opportunities and challenges that accompany advances in technology. Global evidence suggests that people should not focus on occupations but learn to manage their careers in a broader sense, encompassing varied paid and unpaid roles throughout life.
Career Industry Council of Australia offers professional development and support to practitioners across Australia.
Professional Standards for Australian Development Practitioners
Career Resource Kit

Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion (Instrumentum laboris), 2014

The aim of this document is to give new stimulus to the Church’s involvement in the field of education. It provides guidance to Churches and associations in organising their educational initiatives, as well as ecclesial and cultural events. At the same time, it also provides inspiration for future educational projects and activities. The fundamental characteristics of Catholic schools and universities and the challenges to which Catholic educational institutions are called to respond to is addressed.

FYA - The Foundation for Young Australians

FYA: Foundation for Young Australians is about supporting the next generation of young people and how disruption to the world of work has significant implications for young Australians.. Access research and programs such as Worlds of Work (WOW) or $20 boss

FYA: Who Are We?

With every revolution of the planet there are new challenges. So, what's it going to take to turn it all around? Creativity, design and invention are the backbone of ecosystems where we thrive. FYA is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.

Labour Market Information Portal.

Excellent resource for employment projects across all regions in Australia. This portal brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.
The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation. Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to make the largest contributions to employment growth, followed by Construction, Education and Training and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

My Skills – Australia’s Training Directory

A Government initiative to assist individuals and employers to choose the training provider that best suits their needs. My Skills features all publicly-available, nationally recognised vocational education and training in Australia.


National Survey of Career Practitioners Infographics

In 2014, CICA conducted the first National survey into career development services in schools with over 1000 responses being received. The information collected from the survey was analysed by The McCrindle Group and two infographics were produced.
1. The Role of Career Practitioners in Our Schools Infographic
2. A Snapshot of Career Practitioners in Australia Infographic

OECD - Career Guidance Policy Review

Effective career information and guidance systems are a key to making lifelong learning a reality for all. They help make the best use of human resources in the labour market and education by allowing better matches between skills and interests and opportunities for work and learning.
Career Guidance: A Handbook for Policy Makers

Quality Benchmarking

“Benchmarking” as an efficiency tool is based on the principle of measuring the performance of a service against a standard, whether absolute or relative to industry standards.

The School Career Benchmarking Resource has been developed for principals and leadership teams of schools to help them get the best value and outcomes from their career development services.

Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes

Outlines the Government’s evidence-based approach to schools’ reform to improve learning outcomes for all Australian students – regardless of their school or background.
Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes

SIP - Schools Industry Partnership – Inspiring young people to reach their full potential

A registered charity with a focus on creating sustainable futures for young people. Schools Industry Partnership brings purpose and meaning to education through targeting partnerships between employers, schools and the community.
How to instil a growth mindset for your career

VET. It's Right Now. Industry Perspective

The world of working is changing faster than ever. As we go through the rapid change that’s happening at the moment, we’re going to need to keep reskilling and upskilling throughout our lives and VET is the main way of doing that. That’s what VET is all about.

Youth Action

Youth Action provides ongoing sector support to youth workers and services via in-house expertise, practice experts groups and various training opportunities and conferences. Previously known as Youth Action Policy Association (YAPA)