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ED5908 - Career Development Professional Practice

[Offered in odd-numbered years in Townsville, Townsville. Offered in even-numbered years in JCU Online. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

In this subject, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). Students will integrate key practices required to maintain high professional standards relating to ethical practice, considerations for diversity, project design and management and life-long learning. Students will also address effective management of career counselling practice across multiple contexts, including education, employment and community organisations. The Professional Practice workshop provides the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of professional association standards to both 'real play' and notional scenarios. The workshop will assist Practitioners to deepen there understanding of all elements of professional practice, consider the application of these standards to a broad range of client types and needs, and to build an applied understanding of tools and techniques available to the contemporary Career Practitioner.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply CICA's ethical code and standards that guide the work of career development practitioners;
  • identify appropriate information and create strategies for diverse clients across theories, and contexts, including education, employment and community organisations;
  • integrate life-long learning processes/activities into career development practice;
  • assess and design programming for the career development needs of diverse clients in different contexts.

Subject Assessment

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


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 19-May-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours online tutorials - 2 x 7 hr days
  • 7 hours online workshops - 1 x 7 hour days
  • 7 hours online content
  • 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.