Case Study Videos

The NCI undertook a project to capture the stories behind the Round 1 grant projects to build the appeal, and increase the awareness, of quality career information and services.

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Co-operative For Aborigines Limited – Burawa, The National Indigenous Careers Centre based at Tranby (NSW)

This project provides information and advice through career pathway mapping, leadership training, professional upskilling courses and culturally safe mentoring support to enhance the education and career trajectories of Indigenous adults.

Work Window Australia Pty Ltd – Work Window Virtual Reality Scaleup (QLD)

This project has established innovative virtual reality career experiences to help students understand and succeed at work. Partnering with industry-leading employers, this project provides schools and universities with access to better careers information to give students real insight into different jobs so that they can make the right choices for their future.

Graduate Careers Australia Limited – Careers Registration, Supporting Tertiary Education Career Development (QLD)

This project strengthens career development in Australian tertiary institutions by promoting, supporting, and evaluating the sector-wide uptake of Careers Registration – a proven innovative approach to career development, now widely used in international institutions.

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland – Adventures in engineering take science innovation stories into schools (QLD)

This project increases student interest in science with real world stories of problems solved by engineers presented as engaging narratives for primary school aged children. These books are designed to engage young people with examples of science in action, allow for an understanding of science and attracting young people to engineering futures.

Skillset Limited – Skillset CareerLink Central West (NSW)

This project delivers a community based, regional career development service that provides guidance, information and support to working aged people across the Central West, NSW. Skillset CareerLink Central West features 3 delivery streams; CareerLink Hub, CareerLink Mobile and CareerLink Community.

TAFE Queensland – Defence to Civilian Transition Training (DCTT) Project (QLD)

This project offers a new way to provide training and career solutions for Australian Defence Force (ADF) members transitioning to civilian life across Australia. Transitioning ADF members can face significant challenges adapting into civilian life. DCTT provides an informed, consistent and national approach to address this challenge.

National Association of Australian Apprenticeships Centres Inc. – PRIME: A linked ecosystem of support for vocational pathways (NSW)

This project guides students into a better fit by providing formal, work-based learning pathways that enable them to gain the skills required as jobs adapt and change to new technologies and evolving market conditions.

Federation University Australia – Careers in everyday industries: Potential benefits of increased visibility (VIC)

This research project examines career paths in retail, hospitality, and allied industries, and the attitudes towards them. The project examines and makes visible the careers that are available, and researches how to increase awareness about careers in the industries among young people, adults, and those who advise them.

University of Melbourne – Developing students’ life and career skills for successful workplace entry (VIC)

This project develops a portfolio assessment tool for school and VET educators to help them assess young people’s employability skills and develop support materials for teachers to use to build these skills in school and VET classes. The products from the project help educators enable young people to build the essential employability capabilities required for successful transition to employment.

Community Services Directorate – Understanding the Australian Building and Construction Industry (ACT)

This project pilots a program aligned with the Australian Curriculum that integrates industry perspectives to improve understanding of the building and construction industry for Years 7-10 students. Increased knowledge and understanding of the role of this industry, and the opportunities available, will support more students, particularly young women, to consider a career in this industry.

The University of Adelaide – CareerSpark (SA)

This project created a web-based, interactive virtual experience, enabling users to interact with the simulated work environments. This allows workers to access careers advice and information on education pathways into Aerospace & Space, Shipbuilding & Defence Industries, Cyber & Big Data, and Allied Industries industry sectors.

Curtin University – National Career Development Learning Hub for students with disability (WA)

This project establishes the first dedicated national Career Development Learning (CDL) Hub for students with disability. The CDL Hub creates an accessible range of freely available resources and practical examples of programs that address CDL for students with disability across the student lifecycle.