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  • Short online course of 3 topics with 7 units with webinars for each unit.
  • Compliant to the national training package and the Australian Blueprint for Career Development that provides a nationally consistent framework.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded with a nationally recognised certificate.
  • Pathway to study the Graduate Certificate of Career Development at RMIT.


Training Testimonials

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.


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.’



‘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.”


Crown Coaching and Training offer online,
webinar and face-to-face training in a range of short courses. 

Foundations in Career Development Practice

The short course is designed to complement the professional practice of those who work or seek to work in school career advice and VET in schools; employment services, human resources, education and training, industry specialisation, and management roles.

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course is an online program of 3 topics with 7 units with webinars for each unit. Topics and units include:

Career Development Practice

  • Deliver services consistent with a career development framework
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework

Facilitating Career Development

  • Analyse and apply education and training information
  • Assist clients to plan and access career pathways
  • Collect, analyse and apply labour market information

Career Interviewing

  • Conduct a career guidance interview
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

Course delivery

Online learning enables you to study at your own pace and schedule your learning at a time that suits you.

To support your learning, there is a webinar for each unit to review specific course content. It is your opportunity to ask questions, and interact with your trainer and fellow students.

Organisations only

Face-to-face training in a learning environment with supportive learners.  It combines classroom theory with hands-on exercises, with a review of the assessment, creating a learning experience that empowers you professionally.


When I complete the course, will I be able to work as a career practitioner?

Yes!  The Foundations in Career Development Practice course is designed for individuals who work in careers, employment, education/training, counselling and management, OR who seek to work in career development.  The course will provide an entry level into the industry.

Am I able to specialise in a field?

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course provides skills and knowledge in career development practice, for application in areas such as:  school career advice, VET in Schools work; human resources, education and training, and industry specialisation.

What are the pre-requisites to study the course?

The course is suitable for individuals who hold a relevant professional or vocational qualification, or relevant industry skills as assessed through recognition of prior learning.

Is the course recognised by industry?

Yes! The course and the skill set meet industry requirements.

How many units will I study?

The Foundations in Career Development Practice course consists of 3 topics with 7 units as required by industry.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The Foundations in Career Development Practice is self paced so that you are able to study at your own pace with a confirmed course end date.

What support will I receive with an online course?

Webinars are faciliated for each unit.  It is your opportunity to hear the theory, connect with your Trainer/Assessor, and course participants.  Be part of the course discussion group on our Business Facebook.

Your Trainer/Assessor will maintain ongoing contact with you.  You are encouraged to contact your Trainer/Assessor at any time with your study queries.  You will receive a response within 48 hours.

What further study will I be able to undertake?

There is a pathway into the Graduate Certificate in Career Development Program at RMIT.   Students are encouraged to apply.


Foundations in Career Development Practice

$ 2100* PLUS GST

(incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set)

* In some instances the course may be GST exempt.

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