Building a better career for all Australians
- Minister for School Education
- Minister for Early Childhood and Youth
The development of the Gillard Government’s National Career Development Strategy will help Australians build more productive and rewarding careers.
Minister for Youth Peter Garrett today called for public comment on a Green Paper for the National Career Development Strategy, recognising that all Australians should have the support they need to make informed choices about education, training and work.
“Young people deserve the best start in life, and this means having the support necessary to make a successful transition from school to further study or training, and ultimately work,” Mr Garrett said.
“The Green Paper has been developed following extensive consultation with state and territory governments, universities, the vocational education and training sector, career development practitioners and the community.
“We are now seeking further input from the community on the Green Paper before finalising the National Career Development Strategy, enabling us to support more Australians to build careers which are not just meaningful, but which support our economy.”
Mr Garrett said the nation’s future prosperity relies on matching the skills and career aspirations of Australians with the needs of businesses.
“This means we need to act to ensure that as many Australians as possible pursue careers in high-skill, high paying jobs,” he said.
“This Green Paper, part of the Government’s National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions, outlines how a National Career Development Strategy will help in the provision of quality and equitable access to career support for all Australians.
“The Gillard Government is taking the lead in developing the strategy but its success will depend on active involvement from state and territory governments, employers and the career development industry.”
Individuals and organisations are invited to comment on the National Career Development Strategy Green Paper via an online submission process.
For more information and to make a submission to the Green Paper, go to: www.deewr.gov.au/schooling/careersandtransitions/careerdevelopment/Pages/default.aspx