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21st Century Capabilities and Careers Program

Why is this needed?

To help students, parents and teachers looking beyond what they think they know in relation to future careers, capabilities and jobs over 2017-2030.  This is captured in a 21st Century Capability Framework, delivered through a cutting edge program covering careers and jobs, with partners around Australia and the world.

The problem is that students, teachers and schools want to be able to experience jobs of the future now and understand from employers and industry where the jobs will be plus the skills required.  Traditional career development can be boring, unrealistic and too focused on current or out of date jobs.  With this program and activities, insight from enterprises, industry sectors, regions and governments is re-purposed for an education and youth audience co-designed with students, employers and teachers.

For our partners this means taking a leading role locally, nationally and internationally linked to your Strategic Plan including:

  • Impact of the internet on communication and learning
  • Continued acceleration in knowledge generation and the development of deep conceptual learning
  • Government focus on Innovation and STEM
  • Increase in global travel and communications
  • Changes to the Senior School Certificate, VET, Higher Ed and research components

What are the aims of the program?

  • future job ready when graduating school or university out to 2030
  • motivated and inspired about future possibilities and opportunities including entrepreneurship
  • desirable, highly sought after employees with transformational knowledge and understanding of future employer and workforce requirements
  • able to adapt as jobs and careers continue to change enabled by 21st Century capabilities

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Capabilities – Build future capabilities aligned to the horizons of 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • Careers – Experience different careers trucks from now to 2030 with insight into job roles, industry sectors and workplaces.
  • Employment/Jobs – Understand employment trends and where the future job roles will be in a global labour market.
  • Entrepreneurship – Foster an entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities with knowledge of a lean startup approach.
  • Technologies – Invent and apply cutting edge and immersive technologies developing capabilities and challenging what is possible.
  • STEM – See clearly where Science, Technology, Engineering Maths (STEM) sits within future jobs, careers, and develop skills and capabilities to match requirements.

What are the 21st Century Capabilities?

  1. Adaptability and Emotional Management
  2. Communication and Influence
  3. Digital and Social
  4. Cultural and Global
  5. Purpose and Vision
  6. Learning and Mastery
  7. Intelligence and Imagination
  8. 21st Century STEM and Entrepreneurship
  9. Career and Workforce

What is included in the program?

  • Real Day Outs (RDO)
  • Learning Studies
  • Open nights
  • Parent and student networking nights
  • Professional development for staff
  • Entrepreneurial showcases
  • 21st Century Careers Resource Package
  • Program planning and review
  • Mapping to national curriculum and frameworks including the ACARA General Capabilities and BCA’s Being Work Ready: A Guide to What Employers Want.

Who participates in the program?

  • Students and Parents
  • Primary schools and High schools
  • Higher Education and International students
  • Teachers and Schools
  • Technical Vocational Education and Training(TVET)/VET

How is student engagement ensured?

On student and youth engagement, a reference group helps to inform the activities and learning methodologies applying new discovery technologies.  Managing the student interface is Jessica from Career BluePrint an award winning young entrepreneur.

Who do I contact for further information?

For details of the specific activities and investment please contact:

Jessica Perry via 0433 574 253, 08 387 9800 or

Wendy Perry via or 0416 150 491, thank you.


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