What is career education?
Career education is a carefully planned program of learning experiences – in education, training and workplace settings. It helps students make informed decisions about courses and careers, see the connection between school and future careers and gives them skills and knowledge to effectively navigate multiple and complex careers throughout life.
The Career Education Framework
The Career Education Framework comprises these areas: why career education matters, what students need to learn, what schools can do, resources for each of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 learning areas and capabilities, the Department of Education and Training (DET) support for career education, and external resources. Information about each of these areas can be accessed through the navigation tile links below.
This Framework is for teachers in primary and secondary schools in all sectors to use to enrich their existing teaching and learning programs to facilitate effective career education for students. The Framework uses student-focused language to provide teachers, most of whom are not trained career development specialists, with useful career-related terminology that they can use directly with students and embed through appropriate teaching and learning strategies.