A new working group established by the Turnbull Government has met for the first time to map
out a national strategy to transform the delivery of career education to
students and better prepare them for life beyond school.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the National
Career Education Strategy Working Group was a key part of the Government’s $3
million election commitment to ensure students are “work ready” when they
“The strategy will be aimed at helping students develop a clear path to the workforce and be
prepared for life beyond school, including the jobs of today and the future,” Minister Andrews said.
“It’s important that Australian students are adequately prepared with the right
skills to meet the needs of employers in the 21st century.”
Minister Andrews said the working group agreed to commission a research project to build
a comprehensive understanding of the career education landscape.
“This research will identify best practice in career education and assist the working
group to identify system-wide opportunities that can be rolled out nationally
to benefit all students,” Minister Andrews said.
“The working group will provide recommendations to the Government by July 2017 on how to
support and facilitate the delivery of high-quality career education.”
Minister Andrews said the development of the strategy will be collaborative with
membership of the working group including representatives from states and
territories, the Catholic and Independent education sectors, schools, industry,
parents and career practitioners.
For more information please visit: http://www.education.gov.au/news/national-career-education-strategy