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Advance your career by helping others with a Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development.
In our flexible online course RMIT’s Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development will see you develop core knowledge and skills in the area of career development.
This program is designed for both aspiring career development practitioners and those currently practicing who want to develop their skills and obtain professional standing in the career development industry.
What you will gain through this program
This program focuses on the key competencies determined by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). You’ll learn to develop career management strategies, high-level communication and counselling skills and to apply ethical and effective practice in career development.
Upon completion of this program you may apply for membership of a professional association and gain recognition as a career development practitioner.
Why study Career Education and Development at RMIT?
Career development is a growing profession, one that is of increasing importance to government, business and individuals because of its potential to deliver economic, social and personal benefits.
Successful completion of this program provides a pathway to completing the Graduate Diploma of Careers Education and Development with an additional six months of study full-time.
This program is delivered online allowing you to meet and study with fellow students, all the while supported by a dedicated course leader who is responsible for guiding you through all aspects of your study.
Learning and teaching activities focus on the practical application of career development competencies.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online learning materials and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
This program includes a work placement, a strong and supportive collegial environment and the opportunity to establish or further build your professional relationships.
This program has long-standing ties to industry bodies such as the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) and the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV).
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Career development practitioners provide services such as education counselling and guidance to help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information.
They work in a range of settings, providing services to both groups and individuals, including:
- TAFE institutions
- business organisations
- government agencies
- private practice.
Graduates progress into careers as:
- career counsellors or advisors
- career management consultants
- career coaches
- rehabilitation counsellors
- guidance officers
- work development officers
- employment support workers
- work experience coordinators
- job developers
- placement coordinators
- vocational rehabilitation workers.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Upon completion of this program, you may apply for membership of a professional association and gain recognition as a qualified career development practitioner.
The RMIT careers program, which complys with industry standards, is endorsed by the CICA and therefore facilitates membership of affiliated professional associations such as:
- Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)
- Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
- National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services (NAGCAS)
- Career Education Association of Western Australia (CEAWA)
- Careers Advisors Association of NSW & ACT (CAA)
- Queensland Association of Student Advisors (QASA).