VPC was amongst many organisations making a submission (18 March 2018) to the Victorian Parliament’s Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee into career advice activities in Victorian schools. Please see the Victorian Parliament’s Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee’s final report into career advice activities in Victorian schools, which was tabled on 22 August 2018. The Victorian Government is required to respond to the Committee’s recommendations within 6 months.
The report targets better career advice for students
Career development in Victorian schools is not meeting the needs of students according to the Committee. Among its 46 recommendations, the Committee advocated a ratio of one school career practitioner for every 450 students enrolled at secondary school, mandatory professional registration of school career practitioners and the placement of a coordinator at each Local Learning and Employment Network to provide add-on support to schools and independent advice to student and recent school leavers.