What is the Blueprint?

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers.

Review of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development

The 2012 review of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint) was undertaken by Atelier Learning Solutions to examine the effectiveness of the Blueprint, its relevance to users and whether it is delivering the intended outcomes. The review included extensive consultation with states and territories, including policy and curriculum areas in the government, Catholic and Independent schooling sectors, as well as key stakeholders in the career development industry.  Data informing the review report was gathered through an online survey and targeted interviews with identified stakeholders. The report arising from the review is now available for download.

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What are career management competencies?

To do well in today’s work environment, people need to be self-reliant managers of their own careers. As well as having the technical skills and abilities needed to work in a particular role, people also need the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make good career moves.

Who uses the Blueprint?

The Blueprint can be used by anyone with an interest in supporting the career development and transitions of others. It is especially useful for organisations where all sorts of learning and development occur. This is where the Blueprint has most to offer.

What is the Blueprint used for?

The Blueprint has a number of applications. It is primarily used to design and review career development programs and activities.