(incorporating CHCSS00005 Career development Practice Skill Set) 

The way we live and work has been dramatically altered by factors such as: globalisation, economic restructuring and the resulting downsizing, rapid increases in information and communications technology, significant demographic shifts, and changes to the provision of education and training. The move to a knowledge economy and a flexible workforce, encourages individuals to have multiple careers in their lifetime. The role of career development practitioners is to support individuals during challenging times to redefine their careers and skill set for employment, and lifelong learning for lifelong earning.

Career counsellors are needed at all levels of the job market, by individuals, schools, tertiary sector, and organisations. Clients include: students at school and at university, unemployed, those returning to the workforce, individuals in mid life transition, retrenched employees, and individuals approaching retirement.

With the dynamic changes described, it is not surprising that career development is a growing profession. With the important work to support clients with their career, employment and educational issues, it needs to be acknowledged that not all career counsellors are trained or qualified. This degrades the profession, and can undermine the quality of qualified practicing and committed career practitioners.

To encourage professional development, certification of practitioners, and address the training “gap” of the courses on offer, Crown Coaching and Training have developed a short online course titled Foundations in Career Development Practice (Incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set) to provide individuals with the basic skills and knowledge in career development. The course is designed to complement the professional practice, and train individuals to work as a career counsellor.

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course is an online program of 3 topics and 7 units with webinars for each unit. The course is available face to face for organisations with online assessment to complete the program. The course is compliant to the training package, with a national recognised qualification issued by Access Training and Logistics.

The short course is designed for those who work in careers, employment, training and development, and management in roles such as:

Career counsellors

 Employment counsellors

 Youth workers

 Recruitment consultants

 Teachers and trainers

 School career practitioners

 Apprenticeship co-ordinators

 Disability and Rehabilitation consultants

 Case managers

 Human Resource personnel

 Managers and Supervisors

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course is endorsed by the Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus). The program is recognised nationally and internationally. In a competitive international tender, in partnership with DeakinPrime, the course was short listed.

Career development is the corner stone of the psychological contract between employer and employee. It is about ensuring the individual can create a meaningful and rewarding career in return for performance that adds value to the organisation. Increasingly, employees are being encouraged to take ownership of their development and careers.

Managers supervise staff, and are involved in staff performance reviews, and responsible for their work results. Additionally, they may manage their staff development through training, employment and mentoring. Many managers attain their roles through their work experience, but are not always qualified for their role or in career development, to support their staff’s career progress and professional development needs. Yet, the careers and income of others may be reliant on such expertise.

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course has been designed with flexible applications.

 By completing The Foundations in Career Development Practice short course, individuals are able to fast track their entry to work as a career counsellor in the profession.

 For individuals who would like to continue with their studies, we have developed a relationship with RMIT to enable course graduates to apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Career Development program.

The short course in career development can be embedded into an undergraduate qualification at TAFE or university in Business, Human Resources, or Work Integrated Learning Projects. The course is applicable across all faculties and courses.

In my role as the Course-Co ordiantor of the CHC42112 Certificate IV in Career Development course at Swinburne University of Technology – TAFE, the program was offered to the students in the School of Business to enable them to have a ‘value add’ to their qualifications, and to stand out in the marketplace.

Once students graduate and practice as a career counsellor, Crown Coaching and Training offer a Professional supervision and mentoring program. Graduates can continue their professional development with a one year supervision and mentoring program to support individuals to build their experience, enhance their confidence and self esteem.

With a dynamic career development industry, and changes to careers, employment, education and training, as career counselors, we have the responsibility to navigate these changes and support clients with professional services during a time of uncertainty and insecurity in their lives. To professionally offer this role, it’s incumbent to encourage individuals to attain professional qualifications to strengthen our profession.

To know more about the course, please feel free to go to the website

http://crowncoaching.com.au/career-counselling-courses/ or video link

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if you would like us to email the link sample to the Foundations in Career Development Practice course.

Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA), a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus). Leah is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow (CMF) by the Institute of International Career Certification (ICCI). Leah is a Certified Retirement Coach with Retirement Options.

Leah is highly qualified and holds qualifications that include:

 Master in Professional Education and Training

 Graduate Diploma in Career Development

 Diploma in Vocational Education and Training Practice

 Diploma of Training and Assessment

 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110

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Laura Hewson
Laura Hewson

Team Leader, Melbourne Real Estate Pty Ltd

Thank you so much for coming and training us in Conflict Resolution. The team got so much out of it, and still talk about tools they use.

Gina Liu
Gina Liu

Senior Pathway Advisor

Thanks Leah for having provided fantastic training. I did enjoy the course and learnt a lot.

I am interested in continuing my study in this direction so I will think about taking up further study in Graduate Diploma.

James Alexander
James Alexander

Account Manager

Thanks again for your patience and support throughout the duration of the course. I couldn’t have completed without your support and assistance.

Judith Ayre
Judith Ayre

Senior Lecturer & School of Counselling Academic Head

Leah, this is awesome, something to be really proud of. I am so glad you are here but more than that, that you are offering yourself and your expertise to the world. The world is clearly a better place for your presence. Thanks again for everything.

Janette Brien
Janette Brien

Rehabilitation Consultant

I would like to thank you for supporting me through your extensive supply of resources and experience in successfully completing the Foundations in Career Development Practice, CHCSS00005 Career Development Skills Set.

The facilitated delivery included a blend of monthly webinars, on-line resources and relevant workplace assignment tasks that have built my confidence to coach my clients toward achieving their desired goals.

Your feedback of my work was invaluable as it taught me to work smarter, more efficiently, providing me with more effective results and happier clients.

So, thank you very much for all your input over last 7 months!

Penny Azzi
Penny Azzi

Director, The Kazbah Group

I really enjoyed this training a lot and it was very beneficial not only to me but my organisation.  The course facilitator used her wealth of knowledge and experience to provide us with real examples that I could utilise within my organisation.  The content was user friendly and high quality. The support and guidance was outstanding throughout the program.  I would highly recommend this course and look forward to my next program with the course facilitator and the Team.

Tracey Walker
Tracey Walker

Learning and Development Manager, Ayers Rock Resort

I was lucky enough to have the course facilitator as my TAE trainer.  With a blended delivery of on-line content and weekly Skype one-on-one sessions, I found this learning experience to be one of the best of my adult life.  She set me challenges and workplace assignments that made the learning very relevant and effective.  Her various training techniques were both stimulating and innovative, which was extremely advantageous as I was able to use these same techniques with my Trainees.

Jack L. Harris
Jack L. Harris

Prof Emeritus

With Leah’s enthusiastic approach I was motivated to examine much more than the basic requirements of the course. Her depth of knowledge in this arena not only surprised me but empowered me to pursue all aspects of it to ensure I had a really good understanding of what it entailed. Leah had presented the course in a professional yet warm and personal way and which allowed her students to become closely acquainted with the subject. Her passion for helping others is highly evident and via this avenue she is able to encourage others to be the change they want to see in themselves and in the world around them.

Richard Fowler
Richard Fowler

Student, Foundations in Career Development Practice

I have been able to demonstrate many of the elements of the course immediately, and see the results in provoking the right conversations, as well as providing areas of focus that aid in alleviating tensions, and pointing toward solutions. Leah has pitched the course to comprehensively cover pertinent topics with her own flair, in a manner befitting high quality professional development. I would recommend it wherever applicable.

Timothy
Timothy

Hospitality and Retail

‘The courses are good. I enjoy studying online in my home. It is easier and preferable to going to university. Staff are supportive, assisting me to succeed.’

Adrian
Adrian

Student

‘Leah is a wealth of information and useful in terms of teaching content. It has been vital to how we learn and apply the skills.’

Nikki McCartney
Nikki McCartney

Management Consultant

“I’m blown away! This is fabulous! The Foundations unit I looked at has so many great educational principles built in and all using that digital world so well.”

Counselling Testimonials

SUSAN
SUSAN

Teacher

‘Leah, you have assisted me to broaden my career options beyond what I was considering.’

JOHN
JOHN

Teacher

‘A real insight, I can see how far behind I was – beautiful!’

FRANCES
FRANCES

Teacher

‘Leah, you have been absolutely invaluable today. Worth more than your weight in gold.’