This section provides further resources to strengthen your strategic planning process with the use of career development frameworks, best practice indicators, community engagement planning tools and research. These resources can help you to enhance your whole school approach to career development.
Career Development – frameworks, best practice indicators, planning tools
- The Australian Blueprint of Career Development
This report outlines the 11 competencies required to become self-reliant career managers. They are further delineated within a cycle of learning: acquire, apply, personalise, act; and developmental phases covering kindergarten, primary school, high school and adulthood. An assortment of tools is also available to facilitate the use of the blueprint in different contexts.
- School Career Development Service: Benchmarking Resource
The resource was developed by Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) for principals and leadership teams of schools to help them get the best value and outcomes from their career development services. The resource describes the features of a contemporary school-based career development service and sets out progressive performance benchmarks that enable schools to review their service delivery. Schools can use this resource repeatedly as a quality improvement too.
- Career Development: Defining and Measuring Quality
Produced by the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy University of Melbourne; the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) reported to the Audit Office of NSW; the report contains a description of best practice indicators and examines student access to advice and the quality and appropriateness of advice, information and materials provided.
- The Fundamental principles for youth employment
This report was produced by Social Ventures Australia and outlines principles in action and indicators that underpin successful programs and initiatives supporting young people into sustainable employment.
- Careers resources for special needs students
The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs.
- Guide to the Department of Education’s Intranet and Website
Access directions to the Intranet and Website site on all career development requirements and resources and support for all career advisers in NSW
Parent and Community Engagement – Research, Frameworks and Case Studies
- Examples of current youth program providers in high schools
This document lays out ‘cradle to career’ approach to social change by Social Ventures Australia.
- Parental engagement in learning and schooling: Lessons from research
By the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth for the Family-School and Community Partnerships.
- Partnering for school improvement: case studies of school-community partnerships in Australia
Prepared by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
- Telling their stories
Detailed examples of successful parental engagement strategies are presented featuring 15 schools in low socio-economic status communities across Australia
- Family – school partnership framework: A guide for schools and families to devise parental engagement
This is a resource for school communities. Its purpose is to encourage and guide schools, school systems, parent groups and families to support family-school partnerships. The Framework is intended for school systems, schools, school leaders (both staff and parents), families and other interested people working together to develop partnerships.
- Schools and businesses working together
Advice for principals and teachers to develop school-business relationships.
- Engaging Employers in Vocational Learning “fifty ideas that offer a menu of options to employers”
This document has been written for school staff who wish to further develop links between employers and their school. Whether you are located in a rural or urban area, the document offers key personnel within a school a list of ideas that they can put to potential employer partners.
- Theory of Change Online (TOCO) tool
Use this Theory of Change Online (TOCO) tool to map your whole school approach that includes Parent and Community Engagement.
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