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The Australian government believes a National Career Development Strategy will help towards supporting individuals to make appropriate choices throughout their lives about education, training, and work and to manage their careers successfully. This Green Paper outlines a proposed way forward for a National Career Development Strategy. indicates why Australia needs a National Career Development Strategy outlines why career development is important for Australia‟s future suggests some initial priorities for a National Career Development Strategy; and seeks feedback on these priorities. In the last decade governments have begun to accept not only that career development support and services benefit individuals, but also that they can make substantive contributions to many key public policy objectives: in education, in the labour market, to promote equity and productivity. For example: Raising educational attainment and skill levels Successful career transitions Raising labour force participation Labour market flexibility and labour mobility Addressing disadvantage Responding to the challenges of an ageing population

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