Counsellors’ broad range of responsibilities, including numerous non-GOAL related tasks, may have implications for programme development and quality, as well as staff satisfaction. Limited administrative support may also have implications.
According to qualitative interviews, policymakers would like to use project outcomes as a basis, or a starting point for the creation of a more sophisticated system (maybe through a systemic project) they would like to establish/introduce at the national level. In order to improve quality of the service, there should be more sophisticated measures introduced (e.g. establishing and later implementation of career guidance system) and financial issues should be resolved.
Regarding the competences, there were several approaches mentioned and they need to be further discussed between the relevant stakeholders (definition of competences within the NSK system, cooperation with Universities, state regulations etc.). The definition of the desired competences counsellor should have is subject to broader discussion at the national level.