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ED5853 - Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate [35111], BEd (Professional Development)[38110], Master of Education [102104, 34004], Master of Guidance and Counselling [34704], Graduate Certificate of Career Development [103911].

This subject addresses the topics of careers and leisure in the broadest sense and includes studies of career education, career guidance, career counselling, along with work and non-work activities and transitions including career interruption, unemployment and retirement. To enable targeted study this subject offers streams in four age points; older adult, younger adult, adolescent, and childhood.

Learning Outcomes

  • students must demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and technical knowledge, of career theorists, career education, and career development, including intercultural aspects, leisure activities, career interruption, unemployment and retirement;
  • students must demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues related to local, national and global aspects relevant to guidance and counselling and career guidance;
  • students must demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate, and justify complex ideas and professional judgements to both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders using advanced writing and advocacy skills;
  • students must demonstrate sophisticated problem- solving skills in order to develop solutions to a range of career development and guidance and counselling contexts;
  • students are expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge of ethical reasoning principles as outlined by the Career Industry Council of Australia Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Counsellors.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (tba)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Mr Ben Archer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 13 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.