Conduct career guidance interviews

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 CHCECD009, 'Conduct career guidance interviews'.
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



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist clients to identify career aspirations

1.1 Confirm the role of the career practitioner and the client’s rights and responsibilities

1.2 Develop rapport and a trusting working relationship with client, using effective communication practices and a person-centred approach

1.3 Identify the client’s expectations and needs using appropriate questioning techniques and reflective listening

1.4 Discuss with clients the potential impact of career management, the concepts of change and career transition in the context of lifespan career development

1.5 Review and consider current labour market conditions and career information

1.6 Provide information to assist clients to identify opportunities and options related to career goals

2. Assist clients to identify career interests and needs’

2.1 Use exploratory activities and assessment tools to assist clients to identify their work-related interests, skills, knowledge and values’

2.2 Identify barriers to effective entry into a career or employment

2.3 Modify assessment tools to match client needs and cultural variations

2.4 Provide appropriate guidance, support and monitoring to support client understanding of the purpose and function of career assessment tools

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

3. Identify career and employment opportunities and resources

3.1 Assist clients to understand and apply labour market information to their work search, career objectives and decision-making

3.2 Identify a range of realistic opportunities and options available to clients relevant to their profile

3.3 Encourage client to take an innovative approach to exploring/creating opportunities for work

3.4 Explain employment application protocols and processes to clients

4. Assist clients to develop a strategy to address their needs and interests

4.1 Assist client to identify priority areas for further investigation and develop workable strategies to address identified priorities

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

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

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

4.5 Develop and document the plan with the client defining any additional support required

4.6 Document and maintain confidentiality of client information and records in line with organisation requirements and privacy legislation