Foundations in Career Development Practice

Develop basic skills and knowledge in career development, how to conduct a career guidance interview and work as a career counsellor.
Target Audience
This course is designed to complement the professional practice of those who work in school career advice, career teachers, VET, VCAL & Student Welfare.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course is a short course to complement your professional qualifications and professional practice, to provide individuals with the basic skills and knowledge in career development to work as a career counsellor.
This skill set has been endorsed by industry as appropriate for people who hold a relevant professional or vocational qualification or commensurate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.

Audience

This course is designed to complement the professional practice of those who work in school career advice, career teachers, VET, VCAL & Student Welfare.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

The course is available online to enable you to complete the course at your own pace. Webinars are offered for each topic/unit to support the content to ensure it comes ‘live’ for you to ensure that you get the most out of it and to interact with fellow students. Watch this intro video
Participant information:
We advise you take the time to complete the course week-to-week (up to 2 hours a week total) within the time the course is open. The courses are generally broken up into “Units”, meaning new information and tasks are designed to segment the learning, and allow you time to complete each module before advancing on.

This course contributes to 75.0 professional development hours. Where practical, aim to incorporate your professional practice and workplace documentation to meet your assessment requirements. As you combine your workplace responsibilities with the course assessment, it will reduce the time to complete each unit.
CHCCDP403B – Analyse and apply education and training information
Australian education and training institutions offer a variety of learning choices for people of all ages and at all stages of their career journeys. Assisting people to find an appropriate learning pathway is an important part of your role as a career development practitioner.
CHCCDP402B – Assist clients to plan and access career pathways
As a career development practitioner, your role is to assist clients to identify their career aspirations and plan appropriate pathways to support their career development to achieve their career goals.
CHCES411A – Collect, analyse and apply labour market information
Career decisions are made in the context of labour market information to identify current and emerging trends. By understanding the labour market, it will improve your service delivery.
Career Interviewing – 20 hours
Units include:
CHCAR501C – Conduct a career guidance interview
Work with clients to assist them to identify their career interests and options via exploratory activities, to assist them to make informed career decisions, and develop a strategy to attain their career goals.
CHCCOM403A – Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
Specific workplace communication skills are required by Career Development Practitioners to build and maintain rapport and trust with colleagues, individual clients and groups, and to encourage effective communication.

Face to face training is available to schools who are seeking to train their staff.

The course will be tailored to suit your specific context, needs and requirements.

This course is assessed by Access Training and Logistics, RTO number 21318


This course contributes to 75.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Career Development Practice

30 hours

CHCCDP401B – Deliver services consistent with a career development framework
Frameworks provide conceptual structures that support or guide the context and processing of information.
The course refers to the following frameworks:
• The Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint, MCEETYA, 2009)
• Employability Skills Framework (ESF; Department of Education, Science and Training, 2002), now updated to 2012
• Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners (CICA, 2012)

CHCCS400C – Work within a legal and ethical framework
These include:
• The privacy acts of Federal and State /Territory governments
• Human rights legislation
• Occupational health and safety laws and regulations, and
• Federal, state and territory laws and regulations on employment.

Facilitating Career Development

25 hours

CHCCDP403B – Analyse and apply education and training information
Australian education and training institutions offer a variety of learning choices for people of all ages and at all stages of their career journeys. Assisting people to find an appropriate learning pathway is an important part of your role as a career development practitioner.

CHCCDP402B – Assist clients to plan and access career pathways
As a career development practitioner, your role is to assist clients to identify their career aspirations and plan appropriate pathways to support their career development to achieve their career goals.

CHCES411A – Collect, analyse and apply labour market information
Career decisions are made in the context of labour market information to identify current and emerging trends. By understanding the labour market, it will improve your service delivery.

Career Interviewing

20 hours

CHCAR501C – Conduct a career guidance interview
Work with clients to assist them to identify their career interests and options via exploratory activities, to assist them to make informed career decisions, and develop a strategy to attain their career goals.

CHCCOM403A – Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
Specific workplace communication skills are required by Career Development Practitioners to build and maintain rapport and trust with colleagues, individual clients and groups, and to encourage effective communication.

What To Bring

For face to face training, course notes will be provided.
Notebook, pens

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About the team


Leah Shmerling

Creator

Leah is passionate about education, training and career development.
Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that includes: corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector, and career counselling clients from a range of backgrounds. She is a published writer of two books and freelance writer for newspapers and professional publications.
Leah commenced her career as a teacher in the TAFE system in 1985, and has been training for over 25 years. When facilitating training programs, Leah applies a range of experiential interactive learning techniques to cater to a range of learning styles, participant needs and energy levels. She brings her enthusiasm; empathy and sense of fun to all her training sessions.
Leah is a published author of two books: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which has sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996 published by Macmillan Education Australia.

For many years, Leah has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Age – Education, Employment and Business, and is a former columnist and freelance writer with the Herald Sun – Learn. Leah has also written professional and business publications.
Leah is a qualified Career Counsellor, Career and Life Coach, assisting individuals to achieve both their professional and personal goals to lead a positive and fulfilled life.
Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.
Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA), a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus).
Leah has attained international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification.


Crown Coaching

Creator

Crown Coaching and Training recognise the importance of being empowered to direct your career and professional development including how to navigate behavioural interview questions.

We will work with you to help you find your passion, move forward in your career and achieve your full potential.


Allison Pegus

Professional Learning Area Consultant

Allison is TTA’s Professional Learning Manager for Onsite Services.

She works as a full time Learning Professional in education and training in Australia and internationally.

Allison designs and conducts school workshops in Student Engagement, Teacher Judgement and Building Collaborative Expertise in Schools.

Or have Allison work with you to create a consultancy especially for your school goal, staff.

As first and foremost an expert teacher and facilitator Allison has maintained her focus on teaching and learning, curriculum design and delivery and teacher quality from multiple perspectives.

Allison’s work with schools is informed also from her leadership and management background:
• Principal of Australian independent primary schools
• Consultant with the Association of Independent Schools NSW,
• Director of Tournament of Minds NSW,
• State President and Chair of Professional Development with the Independent Heads Associations NSW & Tas
• National Executive Member of Australian Primary Principals Association of Australia, APPA, for 6 years.
• School Evaluation Team Leader and Workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate in the Asia-Pacific region.

Allison has a B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Language and Learning and she is a Certified Professional Coach and MBTI Practitioner.

She founded, Learning Professional Consulting in 2012.