To help modernise career education, we commissioned an external review of Victorian government schools. This engaged with a wide range of stakeholders on ways to improve career education across the system.
The review found that career education in government schools:
• varies significantly in quantity and quality
• starts too late and is primarily focused on career planning from Years 10 to 12
• is often seen as the sole responsibility of the careers practitioner, rather than a shared responsibility of all staff
• should provide more meaningful work experience and engagement with industry to adequately reflect industry needs.