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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa envisages young Māori with a strong sense of identity as Māori participating actively in the Māori world and gaining a rich base of skills that will offer them a range of career choices. It expands this vision in a summary of the most important qualities and characteristics a young Māori graduate will have.

There are close connections between helping students to develop the characteristics in this graduate profile and helping them develop career management competencies. These connections are set out in the table below.

How career management competencies relate to the graduate profile characteristics:

Career management competencies

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Developing self awareness

Young people understand themselves and the influences on them.

Young people who understand themselves learn to live confidently and proudly as Māori and develop the confidence to pursue their own learning pathways. They understand the influences on them, learn to be respectful of others and relate well to other peoples and cultures.

Exploring opportunities

Young people investigate opportunities in learning and work.

Young people who know how to investigate opportunities in learning and work understand their role within whānau, hapū, iwi, community, and wider society. They learn how to equip themselves for a range of career choices and gain the skills and knowledge required for entry.

Deciding and acting

Young people make and adjust their plans, manage change and transition, and take appropriate action.

Young people who know how to make and adjust their plans can pursue their own pathways and participate positively in the Māori world and in the community. They can actively work to experience academic success, reach their full potential and live successful and fulfilling lives.

Career education and guidance supports many of the principles and values in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It is inherently student-centred and future-focused. It seeks to engage and challenge students while upholding the mana of each individual. It endorses the crucial role of family, whānau, hapu, iwi, and the wider community in helping students realise their potential and make appropriate decisions about their learning and career pathways.

Published on: 24 Aug 2009