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

Teaching resources to support the set up and management of student career pathways.

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.

Resources for schools

Victoria has a number of career education resources for schools including:

Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework

An online resource which provides a scaffold for a career education program for all young people from Years 7 to 12, and for young learners in the Learn Local and vocational education and training sectors. For more information, see: Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework

Engaging Parents in Career Conversations

An online suite of resources to assist career practitioners in schools to encourage and empower parents and carers to get their children thinking and talking about subject choices, courses and career opportunities. For more information, see: Engaging Parents in Career Conversations

Victorian Skills Gateway

An online one-stop-shop which allows users to easily navigate the extensive vocational training options available across Victoria, searching by occupation, course, study area or training provider. For more information, see: Victorian Skills Gateway


Australia’s national online career information and exploration service that assists career planning, career pathways and work transitions.For more information, see: myfuture

Managed Individual Pathways funding

In addition, Victorian government schools are provided with Managed Individual Pathways funding to ensure students aged 15 years and over (Years 10 to 12) are provided with an individual Career Action Plan and associated career development support as a means to make a successful transition through the senior years of education to further education, training or employment. For more information, see: Managed Individual Pathways