Delivering better careers information through a digital platform

"People of all ages have some amazing career opportunities, across many industries. However, finding the best information and advice on those opportunities can be confusing. That's why I am working with the Institute to strengthen the careers development system. But it’s not something the Institute and I can do alone. To make meaningful improvements, we must work together."

Scott Cam, National Careers Ambassador

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 also seeks your views through the submission statement box and survey, below.

What features would you like to see in the digital platform?

A wish list of the types of things you need to help you find the career you want. Your responses will be posted at the bottom of this page.

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Take 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.

This 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.

I am Required
I am interested in careers information because I am Required

Choose all that apply.

I fit into the following age group Required
Do you speak a language other than English at home?
Have you experienced any challenges that have prevented you from finding the right careers information for you? Required

These can be personal (such as finances, health or time), resources (such as internet or no career practitioners), culture, language, literacy and numeracy or other.

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I have Required
If applicable, other educational qualifications I have achieved are:
To what extent are you motivated by the following statements when it comes to improving your career journey Required
Very motivated
Somewhat motivated
This doesn't motivate me
Learning about education options
Improving my chances at getting a job
Helping me stay up-to-date in my current job (e.g. by learning about new techniques or technologies)
Helping me progress to higher levels and/or salary in my current job
Learning about different employment options/pathways
Educating myself about occupations (such as day to day tasks)
Helping me move to another location
Support to return to work
Support to transition towards retirement
Helping another person
Learning about which job might suit me (skills/ interests) and the different options
My job requires knowledge of careers information
Other (please specify)
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Rank your preference by dragging and dropping.

  1. Online #
  2. Face-to-face #
  3. Phone #
  4. Other (please specify) #
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Rank your preference by dragging and dropping.

  1. Family #
  2. Friends #
  3. Colleagues #
  4. Career Advisor #
  5. Workplace advisor (such as HR, supervisor) #
  6. Recruitment agencies #
  7. Employment service provider (through community employment agency/ job program) #
  8. Career websites #
  9. Online job advertisement or training / qualification information #
  10. Social media #
  11. Career/job expos #
  12. Educational institutions #
  13. Other (please specify) #
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The emotion that best describes how I feel when [______] is Required
Stressed / Anxious
thinking about career options
starting to research career options
researching career options
comparing information from different sources
trying to choose a course of action
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The types of careers information that I have searched for are Required

Choose all that apply. This may have been for yourself or for someone you were assisting.

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  1. A personalised roadmap/journey of information I should consider for my age and stage of life #
  2. What career pathways might suit me at my age and stage of life (e.g. a quiz about interests, skills, like and dislikes) #
  3. A tool that matches my skills to particular career pathways (e.g. a skills quiz) #
  4. Types of career pathways available #
  5. Specifics about particular jobs (e.g. working conditions, location, salary ranges, skills required) #
  6. The required qualifications needed for a job #
  7. Career advancement options #
  8. A day in the life - showcasing the realities of a job (e.g. a job description, case study, video) #
  9. Job prospects (e.g. potential earning capacity, promotion, advancement opportunities) #
  10. Future careers - what skills will I need to be competitive in the future of work #
  11. What do employers want (e.g. general skills/soft skills) #
  12. Qualification levels (e.g. types of certificates, degrees, diplomas) #
  13. More detailed qualification information (e.g. length, cost, study, providers) #
  14. Information about career support services available (e.g. networks, transitional support, study assist, subsidies) #
  15. Information direct from a careers adviser or professional careers coach #
  16. Advice on how to apply for a job (e.g. build a resume) #
  17. My personal experiences outweigh any information available #
  18. Other (please specify) #
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What is your postcode?

11 January, 2020

Bev says:

“Will MyFuture continue? It initially formed as a collaboration between States. Will this collaboration be reinstated?”

8 January, 2020

Katalina says:

“"Specific qualifications required for these jobs" "Tools to help you choose the right career" "Work /Jobs available in my Area" ”

6 January, 2020

LindaKearley says:

“Information about free career services in my area ”

16 December, 2019

Fionacotton says:

“Accurate and up to date information and how to find a qualified career practitioner to discuss options and decipher existing information.”

16 December, 2019

JackieSimpson says:

“Something like the old My Future where you got access to lots of information for free!”

14 December, 2019

Luxxy06 says:

“Unsure ”

13 December, 2019

rebeccariley says:

“Labour market information... graduate pathways or entry level information for students who have recently completed study”

12 December, 2019

KamalB says:

“A tool to assist career option An option for fave to face interviews with careers counsellor Links to government and other free ”

10 December, 2019

KatH says:

“Career profiles that identify the various ways to obtain required skills.”

10 December, 2019

KatH says:

“An area to access all current careers and training events in every state/city.”

10 December, 2019

KatH says:

“Information about the array or different job opportunities within certain sectors that are often overlooked - i.e. senior retail positions.”

10 December, 2019

KatH says:

“Information about the value of entry level positions in providing fundamental skills and experience for future careers and work.”