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ED5853 - Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

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

  • develop skills needed to provide career guidance, to engage in career counselling and to design and implement career education programs;
  • understand a range of theoretical perspectives on career development, occupation choice and career decision-making;
  • understand contemporary aspects of the global, national and local workforce relevant to career guidance;
  • understand the place of non-work activities in peoples lives.


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano.
Assessment: career autobiography and critical analysis (50%); design of a career development program (50%).

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Face to face teaching (25 hours workshops/seminars - dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Lecturer: Dr Geoffrey McNulty.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: career autobiography and critical analysis (50%); design of a career development program (50%).

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.