Supporting Life Long Learning

WA Guidelines for Career Development and Transition Support Services

The Western Australian Guidelines for Career Development and Transition Support Services is a response to the National Framework for Career and Transition Services. This approach has been developed between the Department of Education and Training of Western Australia, the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and outlines a comprehensive approach by schools to assist students in managing the various stages of transition.

To make effective transitions through school and on to further education, training and employment, students require access to information and suitably qualified people that will assist them in this process. Before making and implementing decisions about careers, students also need to develop a knowledge and under standing of themselves in relation to the workforce and need to be aware of current labour market trends. This includes consolidating the skills required to learn further, as well as recognising and developing employability skills through the course of their everyday learning at school, in employment and training pathways, at home and in the community.

The objective of this Resource Collection is to provide students with access to career development services and information that will assist them to make informed choices about learning, work and life opportunities. The Guidelines present a range of options which could be implemented to support young people in making effective transitions and can be used as a tool to assist schools in planning for and providing services and information to support this process.