If you aspire to work as a career guidance professional, this online career development and counselling course will give you the skills and knowledge to launch your career or start your own private practice as a career coach.
The Certificate of Career Development and Counselling is an online professional development course that will give you the confidence to assist clients with career guidance using a career development framework. This course will also teach you how to assist clients to identify their career aspirations and plan appropriate pathways to support their career development.
On completion of this course you will have the fundamental skills required to plan and access career pathways and information, analyse and apply labour market information and support clients to plan their careers across all life stages. You will also discover a range of counselling methodologies and learn how to apply specialist interpersonal and counselling skills.
Unit 1 - Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development
Industry / professional associations
University research facilities
Labour market information
Evaluate plans and practices
Individual pathways plan
Job search planning
Client education and training
Changes in economic activity
Labour Force Surveys
Average working hours
Impact of technology
Core vocational skills
Job vacancy reporting
Unit 2 - Deliver services consistent with a career development framework
Client needs and aspirations
Teaching clients to plan
Facilitate client learning
Adult learning models
Sharing and reflecting information
Areas for development
Stages of life
Surveys and questionnaires
Unit 3 - Conduct career guidance interviews
Career development framework
Labour market conditions
Career goals and options
Career interests, skills
Career assessment tools
Hidden job market
Job application mistakes
Client action plans
Unit 4 - Provide support to people in career transition
Career action plan
Assess current job and skills
Areas for development
Highlight key skills
Interview questions and answers
Career action plan
Unit 5 - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
Counselling interview sequence
Environmental / personal factors
Disabilities / impairments
Empathy, honesty and openness
Communication styles and skills
The initial session
Specialised counselling skills
Promoting self-advocacy / self-care
Responding to distress or crisis
Self-evaluation / self-awareness
Professional development plan
Networking / professional memberships
Unit 6- Select and use counselling therapies
Analysing client needs
Piaget’s cognitive development
Freud’s psychosexual stages of development
Erikson’s psychosocial development
Kohlberg’s moral development
Normal and abnormal behaviour
Drug use and psychological illness
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Breathing control exercises
Managing vicarious trauma
The counselling process
Specialised counselling techniques
Empathy and sympathy
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 90 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $300.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.