A range of learning and teaching resources have been developed to assist teachers, trainers and careers practitioners to implement the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework in their school or organisation. Templates have been developed to encourage a whole-school/organisation approach to addressing the Framework learning outcomes across the curriculum that meet the needs of each unique learning and teaching context. Career education activities relating to the Framework learning outcomes are best delivered through a variety of experiences across curriculum areas.
Templates for mapping across the curriculum
Career Education Programs by Level and Sector
Year 7 - I Discover
Year 7 students use a range of activities to discover their strengths and interests to develop a positive self-image that provides the foundation for optimistic pathway planning. They develop an awareness of the importance of social and interpersonal skills in their future life and work roles. They explore and start to plan their career learning goals and focus on learning work-related terms.
Year 8 - I Explore
Year 8 students continue to explore the influence of positive self-image and good learning habits on occupational choice. They research a range of occupational profiles to examine the nature of work, the personal attributes and skills necessary to perform work-related tasks, and the required entry-level education and training for possible future career choices.
Year 9 - I Focus
Year 9 students focus on the contribution made by personal attributes and effective communication skills to their future life and work roles. They participate in activities that highlight the skills, knowledge and attitudes required for successful transitions to further education, training and employment. They extend their Career Action Plan to include skills needed to gain and maintain employment such as participating in mock employment interviews and online applications.
Year 10 - I Plan
Year 10 students focus on planning their pathway to achieve broad career goals that offer a range of options. They use their increased self-knowledge and deeper understanding of the education and training requirements to inform these decisions. They investigate national and global economic, social, technological and environment changes to explore the type and availability of work, and examine the trends that may impact on their chosen career pathway. They focus on the need to be flexible and the importance of networks to create and make opportunities.
Year 11 - I Decide
Year 11 students begin to apply their knowledge of attributes and values to determine their broad career pathway. They use occupational, training and labour market information to evaluate their career goals. They consolidate their decision-making skills and make informed decisions on possible future transitions. They explore a wide range of scenarios to trial their decision-making skills and apply these skills to future career and employment choices.
Year 12 - I Apply
Students at this level need to be able to critically examine their career goals and have sound knowledge of the requirements for their selected further education, training or employment choices before making an application for the next stage of their career transition. They need to be aware of alternative pathways to achieve their preferred future and prepare at least one optional career choice.
Learn Local and VET - My Career Capabilities
Young people in the Learn Local adult community education sector (Learn Local providers) and with VET providers will have a range of starting points for their career planning depending on the extent of their previous career preparation.
The young people focus on developing an understanding of their personal characteristics that assist in determining their career goals. They undertake activities that identify the effects of education and training on career opportunities and examine the range of roles that can contribute to positive personal goals. They use career and occupational information, explore labour market trends and apply problem-solving and goal-setting strategies to manage their career and life decisions.