Date of Submission



This study originated from commentary on career counselling, which highlighted concerns over the implementation and delivery of career advice given by career counsellors within secondary schools. The introduction of career development frameworks and standards was meant to address the concerns raised and provide clarity and consistency in service delivery by career counsellors. However commentary on career counselling after the introduction of the frameworks and standards indicated that career development services in secondary schools fell short of any quality benchmarks.

In view of the above statements, the purpose of the research was to explore how career counsellors address the needs of secondary school students with regards to career development and post-secondary school options. The major research question underpinning the purpose of the research was: How do career counsellors enhance the career development process of secondary school students?


School of Education

Document Type


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Open Access


381 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Faculty of Education