Certificate IV in Career Development
This course is targeted at people who want to enhance their professional skills in careers development and assessment, with a focus on diversity and education. Students will develop knowledge about how to provide programs and services to individuals, groups of clients and employers to support clients in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment or career progression.
This course will benefit individuals who work in human resources, people whose roles involve professional and career mentoring, as well as psychologists or counsellors working in Employee Assistance Programs and careers development in the workplace.
Students may have had previous training or careers prior to studying career development or may be existing higher education students, intern psychologists or other junior professionals. They may already deliver careers related assessments, including licenced psychological tests and educational tools. These learners will further develop the skills needed to provide immediate support and development for client’s career development needs as well as better identify and assist clients in their career goals.
|Location: Hawthorn East||Intake: 23 July 2018|
|Delivery: Face-to-Face||Fees: $4,400|
|Duration: 16 Weeks||VET Student Loans: No|
|National Course Code: CHC41215||RTO code: 45267|
Course Duration and Structure
This 36 week face-to-face class room and practicum based program, taught over four terms (blocks) of 8 weeks each. Students undertake a total of 13 units of study consisting of eight core units and five electives which give the course its contextual specialisation.
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECD001||Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development|
|CHCECD008||Deliver services consistent with a career development framework|
|CHCECD009||Conduct career guidance interviews|
|CHCECD010||Provide support to people in career transition|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCPRP004||Promote and represent the service|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
Entrants will normally have completed a higher education degree in psychology or a similar discipline. If you do not have a degree, then you should normally have completed at least year 12.
It is also recommended that all learners have confidence using computers and online tools, as well as access to a laptop or home computer for research tasks.
When you apply to enrol, you must complete the online enrolment form and supply the following documents with your online application:
- Evidence of highest qualification (e.g. academic transcript or ATAR documentation)
- A short written statement (500 words) about why you want to study this course
- Evidence of identity and citizenship status (e.g. passport)
The course or program leader can vary these entry standards where they have evidence that the student has equivalent learning and comprehension skills sufficient for the course. If you are unsure about your suitability or eligibility for this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific situation in more detail.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning will be assessed as per the VET Student Handbook (link) and the TLP005 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Graduate Learning Outcomes and Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to provide programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support people in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment. They may work in career information and transition services or assist in career advisor roles in education, training, school or transition work environments. They may have limited supervisory responsibilities in contexts such as employment services.
The addition of the skills and competencies in the Certificate IV in Career Development will allow clinicians, teachers, and other professionals to provide immediate support and development for client’s career development needs as well as better identify and assist clients in their career goals. A Certificate IV in Career Development may be suitable for a student or graduate of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, or similar, who wants to apply their psychological skills in an alternative career context such as careers counselling and development.
For detailed information about the current offering, see the Course Handbook.