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Career and Skills Pathways: Research into a whole-of-system approach to enhancing lifelong career support mechanisms for all Australians

Author: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Organisation: Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

Published: June 2017

Country: Australia

Research type: Report

Australia needs to transition to a career support model that works for all people, no matter what their life stage and circumstance. Given the accelerating pace of change, the longer we take to act, the more Australians will fall behind. PwC have been engaged by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training to research and investigate a whole-of-system, lifelong career support model for all Australians throughout their post-schooling life. This report provides a summary of the current career support system, an understanding of the high level users and their requirements, and an informed set of recommendations for how to enhance careers support in Australia. This work aligns with vocational education reform initiatives, including the recently announced Skilling Australians Fund and Industry Specialist Mentoring program, as well as the National Career Development Strategy.