Conduct career guidance interview

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCAR501B, 'Conduct career guidance interview'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Initiate exploratory activities with the client

1.1 Put in place client interview arrangements to facilitate interactive sessions and to establish rapport with the client

1.2 Greet client and establish areas of interest

1.3 Clarify the role of the career guidance worker and client expectations of the client of the organisation

1.4 Explain rights and responsibilities of client

1.5 Clarify client's expectations and needs to ensure their issues and motivations are suited to career guidance situation

1.6 Collect and document client information in accordance with organisation procedures

1.7 Apply appropriate questioning techniques and reflective listening to identify needs and interests of the client

1.8 Use a range of appropriate career exploratory activities to assist clients to focus their career search activities

1.9 Apply current knowledge of labour market and career information to conduct client interview

1.10 Implement processes to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2. Facilitate client identification of career interests and needs

2.1 Provide appropriate career exploration activities and career self-assessment instrument/s for self administration by the client, according to the scope of work role and organisation requirements

2.2 Modify self-assessment instrument/s if required, to match client needs and cultural variations

2.3 Provide appropriate guidance, support and monitoring to ensure self administration of career assessment instruments can proceed

2.4 Conduct follow up interviews with the client to confirm outcomes of self-assessment and assist clients to explore options that match to their self assessment outcomes

2.5 Assist client to identify areas where they want to take action

3. Assist client to develop a strategy to address their needs and interests

3.1 Assist client to prioritise areas for further investigation

3.2 Provide client with information about how their self assessment relates to job profiles, educational and training pathway requirements and employment opportunities

3.3 Assist client to identify workable strategies to address their priority interest areas

3.4 Assist client to develop their own action plans to address their preferences and needs

3.5 Identify areas where clients may require referral to specialists agencies or other professionals

3.6 Identify the range of support services able to be provided to the client by the organisation and other organisations

3.7 Develop and implement an ongoing plan with the client defining any additional support required

3.8 Implement processes to evaluate the effectiveness of services and support provided to the client