The Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a self-administered and self-scored career counselling aid based on John Holland's theory of careers. It provides a vocational counselling experience by stimulating what a person and a counsellor might cover together in several interviews.
The Form R is designed primarily for use with secondary students, tertiary students and adults.
The SDS Australian 2012 Update Specimen Set includes:
- SDS Manual
- 1 Assessment Booklet
- 1 Occupations Finder
- 1 Alphabetical Occupations Finder
- 1 You and Your Career Workbook
Online administration, scoring and reporting of the SDS is also available via the ACER Psychological Testing Platform.