Effectiveness of such career management interventions in assisting NSWDET secondary careers advisers to achieve their professional and organisational objectives
The views on current career provisions provided by NSWDET given by the participants were mixed.
She noted that although there was indirect career management by the NSWDET through the fostering of careers adviser networking and industry contacts, she believed that this was not an active intervention.
Similarly, Ali could not see any effective provision of practices by the NSWDET for its careers advisers.
Ali believes that career management practices provided by the NSWDET '.
Nadine also commented favourably on the effectiveness of management practices provided for careers advisers by the NSWDET such as the RMIT Graduate Certificate course (teach.
But they did articulate a number of current and future career issues that face NSWDET secondary school careers advisers and which thus need attention by way of career management interventions.
However, Pam noted that in-service developmental activities are only useful if careers advisers attend such sessions, and Nadine and Alyssa raised concerns about the relevance of some aspects of the RMIT Graduate Certificate course that NSWDET secondary careers advisers are required to take if they do not already have acceptable post-graduate career education qualifications.
Future issues that stakeholders identified as requiring career management interventions from the NSWDET are: the creation of trade schools' in the NSWDET secondary school system (Jill, Marsha and Pam), and dealing with the creation of apprenticeship courses in these schools (Marsha).
John and Pam identified both the ABCD and the NSWDET School to Work Program (K to 12) as facilitating a changed emphasis for careers advisers and factors that in the short- to mid-term would impact on the work of careers advisers.
Ali identified the following factors that would impact on the work of NSWDET careers advisers in the short- and medium-term: local community partnerships; work placements for students; apprenticeships and training expos; and, local careers markets.
In analysing the qualitative data from the research summarised above, it appears that the sustainability of NSWDET secondary careers advisers' careers is problematic in a number of ways and for a number of reasons.