All school staff

Career development occurs across the lifespan. In the contemporary world of work in Australia, there is a decreasing trend towards 'a job for life' in a single organisation where employees can pursue career progression or career diversity opportunities. Instead, there is an increasing trend towards short-term contract work, project work and outsourcing. In addition many workers who are approaching traditional retirement age may not be ready, or financially able to relinquish the worker role. These workers may consider options such as gradual exiting of the work role and preparing for retirement living, taking on a new and perhaps entirely different work role, or venturing into volunteering, community service or pro bono work.