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Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practice


The Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice is a new course designed to prepare individuals for a career as career practitioners or to equip existing career practitioners and others currently working in industry with the development, skills and knowledge required to help their clients navigate future career transitions. 


Degree Name

Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practice

Degree Code


Level of Qualification

Graduate Certificate


Two trimesters, full time or part time equivalent study^

Number of Units

4 units of study 

Course Sequence:

see Course Guide

Study Load

2 units per trimester (total of 4 units)



Award Title

Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practice

 ^Maximum permitted duration 4 years, subject to regulatory or professional association requirements

Course Sequence


Unit of Study

Credit Points


COUN5251 Introduction to Career Development Practice



COUN5261 Labour Market Information and Use of Technology in Career Planning



COUN5271 Advanced Career Development Practice



COUN5281 Project Management & Implementing a Capstone Career Development Programme



Graduate Attributes

Through their study and professional interactions at ACAP, graduates can expect to develop the specified attributes below.

Graduate Attribute 1: Communicate. Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities. 

Graduate Attribute 2: Sustain: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime.

Graduate Attribute 3: Think. Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings.

Graduate Attribute 4: Engage. Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledge across multiple contexts.

Graduate Attribute 5: Wellbeing. Utilise skills and know how to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities

Graduate Attribute 6: Equality. Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity

Graduate Attribute 7: Integrity. Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice

Graduate Attribute 8: Community. Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities

Graduate Attribute 9: Global. Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future