Coming of Age? Overview of Career Guidance Policy and Practice in Australia

Patton, Wendy
May 2005
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;May2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p217
Academic Journal
In recent years significant international focus has highlighted the critical importance of managing life, learning and work in a constantly changing labour market. This changing world and the corresponding need for individuals to engage in repeated decision-making about learning and work has raised the importance of and necessity for the provision of career development services across the lifespan. This challenge is being addressed by many countries across the globe. Within this context, this paper discusses the initiatives enhancing the status of career service provision in Australia.


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