This recently published research report was compiled by Miles Morgan for the Australian government in order to inform future government strategy on policies for career development. It consists of a review of national and international career development research as well as consultations with experts and with States and Territories personnel. The review aimed to identify the evidence base for:
- best practice career development models
- the impacts and benefits of career development interventions on youth transitions
- the skills young people need to enable them to manage their learning and work lifepaths
- ways to address the needs of specific target groups.
Criteria for effective career development practice were distilled from the literature review. These included characteristics of
- effective career development systems
- effective delivery mechanisms
- effective content.
These criteria were in turn applied to what happens in Australia at the moment and significant gaps were identified and recommendations made. This document is a very useful synthesis and starting point for countries who wish to develop or to improve career guidance provision for its citizens.