About the Blueprint:
What is the Blueprint?

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework that can be used to design, implement and evaluate career development interventions for young people and adults.

At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to effectively manage their life, learning and work roles in the 21st century. 

People develop these career management skills in a variety of settings: at home, in classrooms, in the playground, in the workplace and on the sporting field.  However, career development programs make the development of these competencies more intentional for more people. 

The Blueprint provides teachers, parents, career development practitioners, employment service providers, employers or others who are in a position to support people’s careers and transitions with a nationally consistent framework which:

  • Identifies eleven career management competencies  
  • Outlines processes for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs or redesigning and enhancing existing programs
  • Provides information, templates and checklists that support many applications of the Blueprint.  These are found in the Blueprint Appendices.

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