Graduate Certificate of Career Development

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.

Hands-on experience

Work with industry experts on your portfolio

Flexible delivery

Make study work for you

Industry approved

With CICA* endorsement, you'll be highly-valued by employers *(Career Industry Council of Australia)


Available to off-shore students only


  • Online: January, March, May, July, August, October



+total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


8 months full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

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Real stories

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    Angela Young

    Graduate Certificate of Career Development

    This course provides the flexibility of online learning, collaboration and assessments across a range of formats with genuinely supportive and accessible teaching professionals. I feel it will make me a more complete and ethical professional to support clients’ needs, and keep pace with the future world of work.

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    Michael Turner

    Graduate Certificate of Career Development

    I was a little apprehensive about returning to university; it’s been 20 years since I've done formal study. The course structure, supportive lecturers and weekly check-ins with other students has eased all my concerns, and the online format has allowed me to complete my graduate certificate while working full time.

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    Jon Woodend, PhD

    JCU Lecturer, Subject Coordinator

    JCU is dedicated to providing quality academic experiences, based on industry-needed practical skills. The Graduate Certificate of Career Development at JCU is in partnership with Career Ahead, an industry-leading organisation, so that students can benefit from leading academic and practitioner expertise.

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    Katea Gidley

    Managing Director (Career Ahead), Subject Facilitator

    The Graduate Certificate of Career Development has a brand new curriculum, tightly aligned to the Career Industry Council of Australia competencies and applicable to all applications or career development services from education to business.