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CHC41215 Certificate IV in Career Development

There are a total of twelve (12) workshops delivered online and/or face to face. All workshops require participation in discussion, groupwork and learning activities. Case studies are used to support students with practical, applied learning to perfect their skills and knowledge.

1.      Career Development Practice – 2 days

This workshop introduces students to CHC41215 Certificate IV in Career Development. An overview of the course, assessments and timelines are provided. Discussion of Topic 1, Career Development Practice, is completed and students complete the Commencement Activity for this topic.

This workshop focuses on the role of Australian Career Practitioners, the CICA Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and the frameworks within which they work, whilst also exploring some of the essential resources used in the career development field. Students develop an understanding of the theories that have informed the current career development context. We discuss legal and ethical issues that we all face and challenge us in the workplace.

2.      Facilitating Career Development – 2 days

This workshop focusses on developing an understanding of current labour market information, factors influencing labour market trends and changes in the way we work. Participants will develop the skills and understanding necessary to equip their clients to use labour market information, compete in the current world of work and develop the skills and credentials to make successful employment transitions. Participants will gain knowledge of education and training pathways, effective career decision making and practical self-marketing tools that assist clients to future proof their careers. This is particularly relevant in a post Covid-19 world.

3.      Career Interviewing – 2 days

This two-day workshop equips students with the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their career aspirations and develop career plans through the effective conduct of career interviews. Learners will improve their skillset by discussing how to conduct career guidance interviews with at least 3 different clients from different backgrounds. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. Students will explore the skills and knowledge required to cooperate in mutual agreement on the activities, outcomes and processes of young people’s family members/nominated carers, for the purpose of achieving goals identified in consultation with the young person to address their concerns and/or risks.

4.      Workplace Relationships – 2 days

Positive and collaborative workplace relationships are central in attracting and retaining employees. This workshop focuses on the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. In addition, case studies will be used to explore how to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

5.      Career Planning for Diverse Clients – 2 days

Diversity and inclusion are pivotal in all workplaces. This workshop explores the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Students will undertake a structured process to reflect on their own perspectives on diversity. The skills and knowledge required to monitor employment opportunities, assist people with disability to prepare for employment, match jobs to individuals and provide ongoing support are explored and how to assist at least 3 people with disability gain employment.

6.      Delivering Career Planning and Development – 2 days

The final workshop focuses on taking pro-active responsibility for your professional development by evaluating and enhancing your practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. In addition, how to plan and conduct group activities and establish, lead and participate in a group using a collaborative, strengths-based approach is explored. Students will plan and conduct different group activities for groups with diverse participant profiles.