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ED5853 - Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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 are expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge of ethical reasoning principles as outlined by the Career Industry Counsel of Australia Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Counsellors;
  • 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.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Limited
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (25 hours workshops/seminars)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: career autobiography and critical analysis (50%); design of a career development program (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.