About the Blueprint:
Who uses the Blueprint?

The Blueprint can be used by anyone responsible for designing, implementing or reviewing programs or products that facilitate the career development of individuals.

It is especially designed for use in organisations or systems where all sorts of learning and development occur. This is where the Blueprint has most to offer. Its processes can help to identify all of the activities that are already facilitating the career development of individuals, and those that may be missing.

A shared responsibility

Supporting the career development of individuals is a responsibility that is shared between individuals, career development practitioners, schools, parents, employers, education and training providers and community learning organisations.

The Blueprint facilitates the sharing of this responsibility by providing a common language with which to describe the outcomes of career development initiatives, at all developmental stages. Having a common framework and language also helps to reduce gaps, overlap and duplication in service provision.

Who has used the Blueprint?

Since the release of the prototype in 2003, the Blueprint has been used in primary schools, high schools and post-secondary education institutions including TAFE and other training organisations, and universities.

It has also been used by the Career Advice Australia network, employment service providers, disability service providers and public and private sector business organisations.

Who? For what purpose?
  • Career Development Practitioners
  • Adult Educators
  • VET lecturers
  • University lecturers
  • Teachers
  • To design and implement career development programs or learning activities.
  • To redesign and enhance existing career development programs or activities.
  • Resource Developers and publishers
  • To design products, programs and services that address specific career management competencies.
  • To specify the career management competencies covered by career information resources to those who make purchasing decisions.
  • Purchasers and Users of Career Development Resources
  • To identify and select resources that align with high priority career management competencies identified through needs assessments.
  • Employment Service Providers such as Job Network and Disability Service Providers
  • To expand employment services by designing products, programs and services to facilitate the development of enduring career management competencies.
  • Education and Training Administrators
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Researchers and Evaluators
  • To review curriculum and existing lessons for career development learning opportunities.
  • To design comprehensive, sequenced career development learning opportunities.
  • To design Learning Plans and Portfolios for learners.
  • To design staff development workshops on improving young people's careers and transitions.
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Staff Development Officers
  • Life Skills Coaches
  • Outplacement Consultants
  • Recruitment Officers
  • To design products, programs and services to facilitate the development of career management competencies for adults in a range of organisational settings.
  • Parents, guardians, spouses, or family members
  • To help young people to develop their careers from an early age.