Foundations for Understanding Career Development
The way we live and work has been dramatically altered over several decades. We have witnessed gradual and dramatic changes in the nature of work due to several reasons: globalisation, economic restructuring, the resulting downsizing, rapid increases in information and communications technology, and significant demographic shifts. The move to a knowledge economy means that new businesses, industries, and jobs are emerging involving tasks, services, and products that may not have existed previously. Concurrently, we are witnessing jobs disappearing. The concept of a ‘job for life’ no longer exists. Individuals are changing their careers seven to ten times throughout their lives, with many jobs in between. Additionally, alternative working patterns such as part-time working, flexitime employment, telecommuting, job-sharing, and compressed workweek mark the most important change in the nature of work in the 21st century.
As a career coach, we need to understand the current environment to assist clients in navigating this dynamic world and making informed career decisions that impact their work and life.
For individuals seeking international course accreditation in career development practice
to work in a global environment with organisations and clients, develop and update their
knowledge and skills in career development, or fill a skills gap in their practice. The course is suitable in various contexts and roles, including schools, education, training, in the workplace in human resources or psychology, and/or experience working in employment, recruitment, outplacement, youth work, apprenticeship, disability and rehabilitation, case management, or management.
- Apply knowledge and skills in career counselling and career coaching in the context of the changing nature of life, learning, and work.
- Develop self-awareness of one’s career development journey
- Develop clarity of the types of career counselling services that are offered and the distinction between career counselling and career coaching, and the range of techniques of working
- Identify the ten qualities of a career counsellor/coach and self-assess your strengths and areas to develop
- The changing nature of life, learning, and work
- Influences on your career
- Career myths that can make career decisions redundant
- Types of career counselling
- Holistic career counselling/coaching
- Role of a career counsellor
- Principles for career counselling
- Role of a career coach
- How is a career counsellor different from a career coach?
- Benefits of career counselling/coaching
- Techniques of working
- The "high five" principles of career development
- 10 Qualities of a career counsellor/coach
- Basic counselling skills
Upon successfully finishing the complete course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development accredited by Associated Career Professionals International.
Students can also receive a Certificate of Professional Development for each course they complete accredited by Associated Career Professionals International.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS
The time spent on each course of study may be claimed as continuing professional development (CPD) by CDAA members towards Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) requirements.
Non-CDAA members, please check with your professional association regarding their CPD policy
To claim your CPD points, present your certificate of course completion to CDAA or the professional association where you are a member.