Careers Organisations

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

The following web links provide additional information on organisations and programs that have relevant information on youth transition.

Australian Apprenticeships Centres - Australian Apprenticeships is the new name for the scheme formerly known as 'New Apprenticeships'.

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development - is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics - the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency and they collect, compile, analyse and disseminate a wide range of statistics.

Australian Job Search - JobSearch is an online job board allowing job seekers to search for job vacancies across Australia. Jobsearch also assists employers to find quality staff and to guide them in finding useful employer information.

Australian Qualifications Framework - a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training and the higher education sector (mainly universities).

Education Services Australia - is a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers that supports the delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors.

Department of Education and Training - includes information on commonwealth initiatives and programs.

Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) - The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has been established to closely link planning with community development to build active, confident, and inclusive communities.

The Dusseldorp Skills Forum - in addition to general information about the forum, the site contains most of the publications and papers that the Dusseldorp Skills Forum have produced over the last four years and the details of the current projects.

Edresearch Online - a freely searchable web database. It includes 11,000 records from the Australian Education Index, covering all educational sectors. 8500 of the documents are available on the web for free with the remainder available for a copyright fee.

Education Network Australia (EdNA) - the national educational network and offers collections of resources, community and training information and school and tertiary education links, as well as resources and links to other organisations.

Group Training Australia- the peak body representing over 150 Group Training Organisations (GTOs). The Group Training network is one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainee's in Australia. Most group training companies operate on a regional basis, although many work with specific industries eg. hospitality, automotive, retail and rural.

Job Watch - a community legal centre that provides free and confidential telephone information, advice and referral service on issues of employment and training law. It is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Victoria.

Office for Youth - This website provides information for youth workers, teachers, academics, parents and anyone with an interest in working with young Victorians and supporting them to reah their full potential.

Skills Victoria - Skills Victoria is part of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Skills Victoria supports and facilitates access to training and tertiary education opportunities so that Victorians can acquire higher skills that are utilised by, and contribute to the success of, Victorian businesses.

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) - provides a curriculum framework for what is taught in Victoria’s schools and guidelines on how students’ achievement is measured – at all levels from Prep to Year 12.

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) - responsible for accrediting new qualifications and courses, approving the education and training providers who offer the Victorian qualifications and ensuring the quality of qualifications.

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria - YACVic is an independent, non-government organisation. It's vision is for a Victorian community that values and provides opportunity, participation, justice and equity for all young poeple.

Youth Central - Youth Central offers a range of informaiton and advice for young poeple on issues like jobs, study, travel, monet and evnets and provides young people with the opportunity to participate.