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Text Career and lifelong learning skills program for primary schools: online resource

TLF ID M009543

This is a set of activities designed to promote a career development culture in primary schools using a whole-school approach. The activities are organised into four sections. The first is about self-awareness and self-conceptualisation and contains six groups of activities. The second is about acting sensibly and contains three activities. The third is about empathy and handling relationships and contains five activities. The fourth is about building skills and contains four groups of activities. The program for primary schools is part of the special-purpose tools component of the Australian blueprint for career development.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This useful resource takes a broad-brush approach to careers development, focusing on self-conceptualisation and emotional development, group cooperation, community involvement and personal learning orientations as well as career portfolios.
  • The activities in the program are well designed and appropriate for the intended audience of mid- to upper-primary students. Each activity includes a lesson plan (sometimes two) describing the background, the learning experiences and the resources needed. Sometimes the activity also includes an extended introductory discussion and makes a connection to particular competencies in the Australian blueprint for career development.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Organization: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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