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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE- CHC81315

Course Outline

CHC81315 Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice
Course CodeGCCDP_CHC70308
CRISCOS CodeN/A
Course TypeAvailable as flexible blended delivery
LocationMelbourne
Course DurationUp to 12 months
Nominal Study Hours450 hours
Qualification LevelGraduate Certificate
Nationally RecognisedYes
NRT

Course Overview

An increasing range of opportunities exists in the industry for suitably qualified Career Development Practitioners. From the commencement of 2012, the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) expects that all Career Development Practitioners will be accredited. This course is the minimum requirement for accreditation at the Professional level. The Association of Career Professionals International (Australian Chapter) regards this qualification as a minimum for Professional membership and for private practice.

This nationally recognised qualification prepares practitioners for a wide range of work settings. The Course is structured to provide core competencies with electives which allow the learning to focus more closely on workplace requirements and specialties.

This program prepares people to deliver a range of high-quality career development services. Building upon prior learning and experience it also prepares practitioners who are in leadership positions. Advanced skill development and flexible programming will enable practitioners to deepen their understanding of career entry, career transition and career management as the centre of effective talent and performance management.

This qualification is appropriate for workers already holding a relevant professional or vocational qualification for application in areas such as School Career Advice, VET in Schools work, Human Resources, Education and Training, Rehabilitation and Work Place Assistance, Employment Services and in other industry specialist roles. The Graduate Certificate course prepares practitioners for leadership roles within effective organizations or within their own private practice.

If you are looking to work with a broad range of clients in the provision of career advice and planning services, then this will be a suitable qualification to undertake.

Course Details

Subjects
Synopsis of Units
Assessment Methods
Entry Requirements
Course Completion
Course Availability
Future Pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Credit Transfer (CT)
Special Requirements
Subjects

Subjects

The Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice qualification offered by ANIBT consists of 7 units of competency which are made up of 5 core units and 2 elective units.

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCECD011Manage Quality in Career Development Practice
BSBLED807Establish Career Development Services
BSBLED808Conduct a Career Development Session
CHCPRP006Lead own Professional Development
CHCLEG003Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance
ELECTIVES
BSBLED809Identify and Communicate Trends in Career Development
CHCCSL002Apply Specialist Interpersonal Skills and Counselling Interview Skills
Synopsis of Units

Core Units

CHCECD011 - Manage Quality in Career Development Practice Hours 75

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply current best practice standards in relation to case management, service quality and information management in the specific context of career development practice.

This unit applies to career development practitioners working with significant autonomy and self-direction either within an organisation or as independent practitioners. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage the project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

BSBLED807 – Establish Career Development Services Hours 80

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify financial requirements of a business, including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support.

It applies to individuals who operate a small business or work within an existing micro or small businesses and interpret financial data.

BSBLED808 – Conduct a Career development Session Hours 50

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan.

It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data.

CHCPRP - Undertake small business planning Hours 50

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently.

Elective Units

BSBFIA402 - Report on financial activity Hours 30

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of financial reports.

This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of financial activities who contribute financial skills and knowledge to address reporting requirements of clients and legal authorities. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations Hours 45

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a business plan and modify operations as required.

It applies to individuals who operate a small business which stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for developing approaches to manage business operations.

BSBSMB407 - Manage a small team Hours 40

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, induct, train and develop staff members to enhance business operations within the parameters of all relevant legislative requirements.

It applies to individuals who operate a small business that stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role have a good knowledge of industrial relations and team management and use effective, responsive and supportive communication in workplace interactions.

BSBMKG413 - Promote products and services Hours 40

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and review the promotion of an organisation’s products and services.

It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the promotion of products and services specific to an organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies Hours 40

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advise, carry out and evaluate customer service strategies.

It applies to individuals who have well developed skills and a broad knowledge of customer service strategies for addressing customer needs and problems, and who may provide guidance or delegate work-related tasks to other

Assessment Methods

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended that students are currently in a workplace or have access to a workplace for this course.

For the Graduate Certificate program ,it is expected that participants will have completed the Certificate IV in Career Development OR have completed relevant undergraduate study OR can demonstrate the equivalent of 5 years of work in career development.

 English Language Proficiency

Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency for doing a Certificate or Diploma course, a learner with English as a second language should have one of the following test scores:

Test Score
IELTS 5.5
PTE Ac 42
TOEFL iBT 46
TOEFL PBT 527
Cambridge 5.B2 – 160-179

ANIBT also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s country of birth was English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home.

Domestic students who do not provide a satisfactory score from an English test will be interviewed to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and must have to do an LLN test at ANIBT.

All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at ANIBT as part of the enrolment process.

If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a vocational training Certificate or Diploma course.

Course Completion

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification
CHC70308 Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice issued by the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ANIBT).


The Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider number: 21368) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Course Availability

Course Availability

ANIBT’s blended delivery programs are coordinated by an accredited Career Development Practitioner and are delivered on a regular basis throughout the year. Learning and delivery modes include:

  • Classroom-based face to face interactive introduction
  • Guided research and application tasks that identify and incorporate best practice
  • Computer Generated learning and support
  • Simulation and supervised practice
  • Optional classroom-based workshops

Please contact ANIBT to discuss your specific study and qualification requirements and how we can tailor a program to suit your specific requirements.

Future Pathways

Future Pathways

After successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include entry into programs within Higher Education including Masters Programs.

Please see here for more information on available Pathways through the college. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the competencies the Unit of competency is assessing.
Please contact ANIBT directly to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous studies.
ANIBT recognises AQTF registered organisations for credit transfers.
Please contact ANIBT directly to discuss your previous studies and we will be able to guide you through the credit transfer process

Special Requirements

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the course.

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