K-12 Career Learning Framework
The K-12 Career Learning Framework supports students with access to quality career related learning. These experiences build aspiration about future learning and life choices, and the capacity to identify, explore and manage career and life decisions.
This framework is for:
- senior leaders in schools responsible for the overall strategy for career learning
- curriculum leaders responsible for planning, reviewing and developing a continuum of career learning programs and strategies
- careers advisers, transition advisers and classroom teachers, to enrich their existing teaching and learning programs to facilitate effective career learning
- local employers, businesses and industry and other individuals working with schools to contribute to career experiences, pathways, employability and enterprise education.
During the early years, students explore the world of work through structured, age-appropriate activity and play. Primary school students gain ideas about the world of work through curiosity, play and storytelling.
Very young children can talk about the jobs they want when they grow up and be encouraged to explore a wide-range of occupations. They can explore their community and the broader world of work.
Students in Years 5-8 experience different career learning opportunities to test ideas about work and careers including work stereotypes. They locate and use career information and explore education and training requirements for various work roles.
Students' engagement in career learning grows throughout their schooling. They gain a sense of who they are, what matters to them and how they might contribute to society, as well as engage in life, learning and work.
Stage 4 resources aligned to syllabus outcomes have been developed for curriculum areas to enrich teaching through career learning activities.
The following career learning resources are aligned to syllabus outcomes and can be embedded into existing teaching programs to enrich the learning through career related terminology, exploration and experiences.
- Stage 4 - Drama interviews writing group (DOCX 87 KB)
- Stage 4 - Characters and careers (DOCx 90 KB)
- Stage 4 - My identity, my future (DOCX 86 KB)
- Stage 4 - Careers within poetry (DOCX 83 KB)
- Stage 4 – Data collection, representation and data analysis (DOCX 85 KB)
- Stage 4 – Financial mathematics (URH)
- Stage 4 – Challenging and resisting stereotypes (DOCX 81 KB)
- Stage 4 – Healthy, safe and active living (DOCX 79 KB)
- Stage 4 – Transition and change (DOCX 152 KB)
In Years 9 -12 students develop skills, attitudes and knowledge to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers. Career education programs include work education, work studies, authentic interaction with local industry and businesses and workplace learning programs.
This leads to developing informed career and transition plans and taking purposeful action towards a successful post school transition.
myfuture is Australia’s National Career Information Service, managed by Education Services Australia (ESA)External link. A government-funded resource, designed for students, parents and carers, teachers and career practitioners to use at school and at home. These guides have been developed to introduce teachers to using the site
- Discover myfuture for Business Studies teachers (DOCX 226 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Creative Arts teachers (DOCX 109 KB)
- Discover myfuture for English teachers (DOCX 108 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Geography teachers (DOCX 105 KB)
- Discover myfuture for History teachers (DOCX 105 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Language teachers (DOCX 105 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Mathematics teachers (DOCX 109 KB)
- Discover myfuture for PDHPE teachers (DOCX 107 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Science teachers (DOCX 109 KB)
- Discover myfuture for Technology teachers (DOCX 105 KB)
- Activity Sheet – Using the career bullseye (DOCX 258 KB)