This recent publication by Careers New Zealand provides a set of quality benchmarks for career development programmes and services in tertiary/post-secondary further and higher education and training in New Zealand. It outlines a clear and consistent framework to enable tertiary organisations and external bodies to review the effectiveness of their career development programmes and services. The benchmarks focus on the career management competencies/needs of students.
The benchmarks are presented in three categories:
- Student engagement
- Employer and industry engagement
- Tertiary organisation engagement.
A four point descriptive scale is used for each benchmark:
- Consolidating effectiveness
- Highly effective.
A very useful Glossary is provided. This publication is highly recommended for tertiary education and training organisations.