Careers and vocational education and training

A key function of secondary schools is to prepare students to transition successfully toward a future career path.

This involves providing curriculum opportunities to:

  • build students general capabilities
  • support their interests and aspirations
  • support them to make informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways.

Career education

Schools are expected to incorporate a whole school strategic focus which considers how students are exposed to and identify appropriate career and employment pathway options.

Read the career education guidelines.

Career education guideline DOCX (64.9 KB)
Career education guideline PDF (121.0 KB)

Educators can also get more information on the career education page on eLearn.

Work experience

Work experience is a short term, unpaid placement of secondary school students with host workplaces.

It is intended to provide opportunities for students to explore the world of work and future career options.

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Educators can also access more resources for work experience on the career education page on eLearn.

Vocational education and training delivered to secondary students

Vocational education and training delivered to secondary students (VETDSS) allow students to gain practical skills in a specific industry, while contributing towards the completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

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The vocational education and training policies will be reviewed after the release of the national vocational education and training for secondary students strategy.



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Last updated: 16 June 2022

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