In May 2016, the Australian Government committed $3 million towards a new National Career Education Strategy aimed at ensuring students are work ready and prepared for life beyond school. The strategy will build on existing career education activity and be developed in collaboration with schools, career practitioners, parents, employers and industry.
As the National Peak Body for the Career Industry in Australia, the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) will be an active participant in working with the Australian Government in the design and development of the National Career Education Strategy.
In order to provide first-hand, up-to-date information that is relevant to key stakeholders and decision makers, CICA is conducting a national survey into career development services. Insight from the survey will be used to help direct the development of the national strategy - so it is important that everyone's voice has been heard.
Therefore we are encouraging all our valued ACS members to participate in this important national survey.
To learn more about this vital research project, please see a letter from CICA President, Martin Smith.
We thank you in advance for your participation. The Australian Careers Service looks forward to seeing the positive impact a new and improved National Career Education strateg will have on the quality of career advice provided to Australian students and job-seekers.