Pathways resources


Pathways Resources provide universal and guided support to educators to enable the provision of diverse and meaningful pathways for secondary students.

The Pathways Resources focus on three areas aligned with key actions in our Plan for NSW Public Education, ensuring that every student finishes school ready to succeed in their chosen pathway as an informed, responsible citizen.

  • Embedding pathways diversity

  • Providing high quality career education

  • Strengthening school-employer engagement

How and when to use

Pathways resources can be accessed by department staff from the Universal Resources Hub. Resources should be used by schools with secondary students to assist in setting and achieving their school’s strategic planning objectives for providing meaningful pathways.

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Improving access, opportunities and choice, ensuring that students have opportunities to pursue pathways that align to their skills, interests, and career aspirations.

Pathways data insights guide

Supports school leaders to reflect on their approach to career education, transition, and curriculum provisions to promote a diversity of post-school pathways into further education, training and work. It can be used as part of the situational analysis component in school planning cycles.

An information piece that provides background information about the importance of pathways diversity, the current labour market and post-school destinations.

Improving career education so that all students are inspired and supported to make informed choices about career pathways and post-school destinations.

Career and Workplace Learning Resources: Guide and Reflection Tool

Provides practical strategies and reflection questions to help careers advisers, teachers and school leaders develop a school and classroom environment where students are supported to finish school ready to succeed in their chosen pathway as informed, responsible citizens.

Student Pathways Survey and Plan: Summary and Reflection Guide

Offers a high‑level overview of the Student Pathways Survey and Plan which provides schools with a powerful tool that enables career and transition staff to address the specific career development maturity needs of students.

Providing access to opportunities and support to students to choose personalised pathways that lead to employment, training and further education.

School and Industry Engagement Guide

Offers an overview and hyperlinks to industry and employer engagement services available to schools. The guide also provides reflective inquiries for school leaders, teachers, and support staff to increase their capacity to identify and actively connect with relevant pathways support services.

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  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Skills and Pathways
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