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ED5867 - Career Development Portfolio (Pt 2 of 2)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: ED5866 ED5867
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Career Development.

This capstone subject provides students with a working understanding of the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. Students will address key practices required to maintain high quality professional standards including career development theory, the labour market, ethical practice, catering for diversity, and maintaining up-to-date information and resource management.

Learning Outcomes

  • students must identify and design solutions to a range of career development contexts with initiative, accountability and collaboration;
  • " student must demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the ethical standards that guide the work of career development practitioners compliant with the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners of the Career Industry Council of Australia;
  • " students will become critically aware of the theoretical base that underpins and is used to inform the work of career development practitioners, how it applies to the labour market, and to be able to apply these to diverse populations;
  • " students must demonstrate the ability to develop systematic, efficient, effective and up-to-date information and resource management skills for career development exhibiting intercultural sensitivity;
  • " students must exhibit the ability to address the practices required to maintain professional standards essential in the work of a career development practitioner, to interpret, evaluate and justify complex ideas to specialist and non- specialist stakeholders using advanced speaking, writing, listening, numeracy, and advocacy skills.
Corequisites: ED5862 OR ED5853


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Jon Woodend.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: career development portfolio part 2 (includes video and written assignments).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Career Development Portfolio of activities that have been negotiated with the Career Industry Council of Australia (Professional Oracy, Professional Literacy, Professional Numeracy)

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.