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Career development is a growing profession of increasing importance to government, business and individuals because of its potential to deliver economic, social and personal benefits.
This flexible online program will see you develop specialist knowledge and skills to take on leadership roles in the area of career development.
It 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 apply ethical and effective practice in career development.
The Graduate Diploma program further advances your expertise by offering a choice of specialist courses in career development, education and research.
Upon graduation you may apply for membership of a professional association and gain recognition as a career development practitioner.
This program is designed for already practicing career developers who want to extend their skills and obtain professional standing in the career development industry.
A Graduate Certificate exit point is available.
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 resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
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).
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 development specialists
- private practitioners
- service managers and team leaders
- career counsellors or advisors
- employment counsellors
- 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 is endorsed by 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).