Graduate Certificate of Career Development
What to expect
How to apply
JCU Career Development graduates are widely-skilled and are sought-after in a range of education and health settings.
Graduates pursue careers in various areas including education, human resources, private practice, hospitals, and community centres.
You could find employment as a career advisor, career development practitioner, school guidance counsellor, or teacher.
You could also go on to study the Master of Guidance and Counselling.
Graduates will be eligible for professional membership with Careers Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Member Associations.
Enhance your qualifications in the fields of career education, guidance and counselling. Learn high-level communication and counselling skills to provide effective career support and management strategies to a variety of people.
Study four comprehensive subjects and build a strong theoretical foundation in career guidance and counselling. Apply your knowledge and skills to develop a two-part career development portfolio, working alongside the Career Industry Council of Australia.
Make study work for you through the flexible carousel delivery mode of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development. Study one subject at a time during an eight-week block. This flexible delivery makes it easier to balance further study with employment, family and other demands. If subjects are completed consecutively, the qualification can be completed in about eight months.
The Graduate Certificate of Career Development consists of four subjects:
- Two subjects are fully online, with extensive student support available
- Two subjects require participation in a three-day weekend intensive workshop to facilitate the development of applied skills. Workshops will be offered in multiple locations nationally.
The Graduate Certificate in Career Development is also offered to organisations or associations wanting a private program to be run for a group of employees and can be delivered flexibly based on cohort requirements.
Add value to your current qualifications and make a difference to those in schools and in the workforce. JCU Career Development graduates are knowledgeable, supportive professionals.
Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
Graduate Certificate of Career Development
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Professional Accreditation Status
This course is endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) as meeting the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. Graduates of this program will be eligible for professional membership with CICA Member Associations.
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or
Other qualifications recognised by the appropriate Head of Academic Group, Arts Society and Education, as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development, graduates will be able to:
ED5907:03 Career Development Theories and Tools
ED5908:03 Career Development Professional Practice
ED5909:03 Labour Market and The Future of Work
ED5910:03 Career Counselling
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
|Offered in an 8 week calendar|
Expected time to complete
8 months of continuous study (20 hours per week)
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Students must complete 9 credit points of subjects from within the program before they are able to attempt ED5910.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 2 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 4 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the certificate.
Credit will be granted only in fields relevant to the discipline area and at an equivalent level.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Guidance of Counselling, and credit will be granted for up to 6 credit points.
Annual Tuition Fee: $6,684. (Estimate only)
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.