First school trial

“This is a great opportunity to explore future pathways.” Rory, Year 9

School trial Term 3 2022

Careers NSW conducted their first trial of career guidance services for schools in Term 3 2022. 32 NSW Government secondary schools throughout NSW were selected to trial the Careers NSW school services.

Consultation with a wide range of stakeholders identified the below services which were delivered as part of the first trial:

  • group careers exploration sessions for years 7-8 students (both target and non-targeted, in-person services)
  • individual student appointments with a careers practitioner
  • individual parent/guardian information discussions with a careers practitioner
  • connection with industry experts through the Regional Industry Educational Partnerships (RIEP) Team

A thorough review of the trial was conducted with results, feedback and lessons learned. The results of this review will inform the Terms 2-3 2023 school trial.

What participants said about the first trial

“The session was very informative. The careers practitioner was very patient explaining to my son what options he has” Ahmar, parent of Year 11 student
“It is an excellent initiative and will definitely broaden our scope when we think about the future of our children” Van, parent of Year 8 student
“Small group sessions work better for our younger students as it helps them to feel comfortable sharing” Chris, Careers Adviser


  • Careers

Business Unit:

  • Education and Skills Reform
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