This Green Paper published by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in June 2012 proposes a way forward for a National Career Development Strategy for Australia. The Green Paper has been informed by extensive discussions with key stakeholders and by a number of national research projects.
The Australian Government recognises the need to support individuals, throughout their lives, to make appropriate choices about education, training and work, and to manage their careers successfully. A National Career Development Strategy will help to achieve this. The Green Paper:
- outlines why career development is important for Australia’s future
- indicates why Australia needs a National Career Development Strategy
- suggests some initial priorities for a National Career Development Strategy; and
seeks feedback on these priorities.
This Green Paper provides very useful references to the research undertaken to inform the strategy and to good examples of practice as they exist at national, state and territory levels, and to international sources and approaches to career development and public policy.