Graduate Certificate of Career Development

Administration and Availability Information

Year

2012

Course Code

106011

Version

1

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a bachelor degree, from this or another university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Science as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge, methods, ethical reasoning, principles and recent developments in career development, with depth in the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners of the Career Industry Council of Australia

  • Demonstrate understanding of deep and critical approaches to learning in issues relating to the tropics, sustainability, and Indigenous, regional and rural wellbeing and their application in career development

  • Critically review, analyse and synthesise theoretical propositions, professional practice and research principles and methodologies in career development, including intercultural applications

  • Interpret, evaluate, generate and justify complex ideas, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders, using advanced speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills

  • Identify, theorise and design solutions to complex practitioner issues in a range of career development contexts, with a high level of autonomy, initiative, accountability and collaboration.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory

ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

ED5865:06 Career Development Portfolio

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

6 months

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 2 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 4 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the certificate.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will be granted only in fields relevant to the discipline area and at an equivalent level.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Guidance of Counselling, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.