JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Career Development is an accredited course designed to enhance your qualifications in the fields of career education and career guidance and counselling. You may choose to further your studies into a Master of Guidance and Counselling.
1 year part-time
Part time available
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). Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).
Division of 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
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, numeracy 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.
ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory
ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling
ED5866:03 Career Development Portfolio (Pt 1 of 2)
ED5867:03 Career Development Portfolio (Pt 2 of 2)
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
12 months part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student 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.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 2 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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 student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the certificate.
Advanced standing will be granted only in fields relevant to the discipline area and at an equivalent level.
Advanced standing will not be granted for ED5865 or ED5866 or ED5867.
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 advanced standing will be granted for ED5853 and ED5862.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.