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Western Australian Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions
Outlines an approach by schools to assist students in managing the various stages of transition through school and on to further education - pdf download imagedownload.
Audit Tool
Staff can audit the various activities undertaken - doc download imagedownload pdf download imagedownload.

Planning Tool
A tool to support the design and implementation of career development and transitions programs and services  doc download imagedownloadpdf download imagedownload.

Case Study: Aspirations Career Guidance Program

​This program is intended to assist Year 9 students begin thinking about their pathways into the ‘world of work’. The program combines industry guest speakers with site visits and student w​orkbook activities. It was created by the Order of Austr​alia Association’s Western Australian Branch and has now been successfully run at several Western Australian schools.

​​Additional details about the program

Watch a five minute video about the program

Case study documents

​​The schools that have participated in the early pilot programs have provided their basic planning materials and student journals to assist others looking to run similar programs. These timetable of events are useful tools in showcasing how the schools put together the different resources throughout the year. 

School planners used to organise the program


Example lesson plans

Examples of student journals documenting their learning during the program

Contact Information

For more information about the Aspirations Career Guidance Program, contact Professor Odwyn Jones via the WA Branch of the Order of Australia Association. ​

To contact an Industry Training Council about arranging industry speakers for school visits, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Training Councils list.

To contact Earth Science WA​ about arranging industry speakers for school visits, visit their website.​

Career Development and Youth Mentoring Conference Day 

This was a conference day organised by the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions Career Development Steering Group for school teachers, pastoral carers, school leaders and career development practitioners to network and discuss issues related to Career Development and Mentoring.

Participants had the opportunity to:

  • Link the elements of the Western Australian Guidelines for Career Development and Transitions and the Western Australian Youth Mentoring Reform Strategic Framework;
  • Gain an understanding of what mentoring light look like in a school setting, especially for those young people in transition and;
  • Access, analyse and evaluate relevant research documents.

Listed below are links to the various presentations from the day:

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