Next steps

ERO recommends that schools:

  • use the Career Education Benchmarks to review the quality and effectiveness of their careers education and guidance
  • design their careers education and guidance as an integral part of their curriculum and pastoral systems
  • plan and provide support, resources, and professional development to build capability so all staff can be confidently involved in providing careers education and guidance for students.

ERO recommends that Careers New Zealand continues to:

  • support secondary school leaders and teaching staff with professional development to lift the overall quality of careers education and guidance, with a focus on transitions and student-centred pathways
  • encourage secondary schools to actively use the Benchmarks to review the quality of their careers education and guidance provision
  • maintain the currency, relevancy and accuracy of the Benchmarks, information and digital resources.