Career Education

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​Career education is the development of knowledge and skills through a planned program of learning experiences in:

  • education
  • training
  • the workplace.

These experiences help students make informed course and career decisions and to navigate multiple careers throughout their lives.

This section includes information to support schools to provide career education and manage the pathways of their students.

Options for students

Manage student pathways

Teaching resources

The importance of career education

Career education provides students with the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to make informed course and career decisions, and equips them for the world of work. A quality career education program supports schools to improve student outcomes through better engagement and connectedness to their schooling.

Career education contacts

​Secondary R​​eform, Transitions and Priority Cohorts Division

Postal address:
Secondary Reform, Transitions and Priority Cohorts Division
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne VIC 3001

Street address:
Level 2, 33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002

General enquiries:

Career Edu​cation Association of Victoria

For more information, see: Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

Telephone: (03) 9810 6400


Catholic Educa​tion Commission of Victoria

Please see below for contact details of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria's Pathways and Transition team:

Peter Devery - CECV Melbourne
Office phone: (03) 9267 0237

Jenny Wilson - CECV Melbourne   
Office phone: (03) 9267 0253

Sam Franzi - CECV Sale
Office phone: (03) 5622 6654
Mobile: 0417 534 235

Carmel Hempenstall - CECV Ballarat
Office phone: (03) 5337 7177
Mobile: 0408 367 904

Julie Hodgkins - CECV Sandhurst    
Office phone: (03) 5723 0000
Mobile: 0408 117 362

Independ​​ent Schools Victoria

See below for contact details for Independent Schools Victoria (ISV)

Pam Hargreaves
(03) 9825 7200