Delivering better careers information through a digital platform
To support its goal of providing leadership in the delivery of high quality, evidence based career development, the Institute will design and develop a national careers-focused digital platform, to streamline and strengthen the way careers information is delivered in Australia.
The digital platform will aim to deliver better careers information to people searching, delivering and providing advice about careers - at all ages, and stages, of life.
Co-designing the digital platform
The Institute is co-designing the digital platform by consulting with people of all ages and all stages in their career journey; those who influence careers; employers who provide careers; and those who formally advise on careers.
The Institute has commenced these consultations through focus groups and in-depth, one-on-one interviews, and through the Career Journey Survey, below.
To date, over 5000 people have completed the Career Journey Survey. Some early findings include:
26 May, 2020
“Real time link to current labour market information. The ability to especially identifying which organisations are recruiting school leavers”
28 April, 2020
“Correlate career interests / occupations with businesses / organisations that need or support similar roles. ”
20 April, 2020
“A comprehensive suite of resources to help schools embed career education in all existing school subject curricula (Australian Curriculum)”
17 April, 2020
“Reinforcing my own strengths & improving my weaknesses in a job well suited to my ability whilst also challenging ”
28 March, 2020
“An online career guidance service staffed by qualified and online trained prof. career practitioners. 'Soften' hard career information.”
28 March, 2020
“specific and relevant industry job tasks are required in training courses”
12 March, 2020
“VR tours of jobs - virtual tours to experience working first hand without having to gain permission and access to various job sites”
23 February, 2020
“Consolidation of All Important Facts, Informations, Details that are currently Scattered and Distributed on a Single/Unified Platform.”
11 February, 2020
Joanne Barnett says:
“How will it address the needs of an ageing population lacking digital literacy? what % were these people in the decision to go digital? ”
9 February, 2020
“An on-going project to publish job descriptions, updated by professionals, for example, see the 500 UK AGCAS job descriptions.”
5 February, 2020
“Where the jobs are by state and region, including industry sector minimum entry/employment requirements”
31 January, 2020
“Job Application builder tools and AI reviews e.g VMock, Abintegro etc”
The Career Journey Survey
Starting, changing or advancing your career can be both exciting and daunting.
To find out how the Institute can deliver the best possible information to help people plan or manage their careers, or help career guiders help others to achieve their career goals, the Institute has designed the Career Journey Survey.
will help the Institute understand what type of careers information individuals need and
want, what influences their decision making and how and why they might want
that information presented and delivered to them.
The survey should take under 8 minutes to complete.