This qualification covers workers who provide a range of programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support them in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment.
Workers at this level:
Need an understanding of access and equity issues including cultural diversity, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and disability issues and to work with local communities in the provision of services
May have limited supervisory responsibilities (e.g. in employment services context).
Work at this level may include, for example:
Work in career information and transition services
Assisting in career adviser roles in education, training, school or transition work environments.
Occupational titles may include, for example:
Career information officer
Career and transition services coordinator
This qualification may also be appropriate for workers already holding a relevant professional or vocational qualification for application in areas such as:
School career advice and VET in Schools work
Human resources, education and training and industry specialisation.
In addition, a recommended skill set is identified for such individuals as an introduction to career development work.
16 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:
11 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives which are required for work in career development at this level
Group B elective which is recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing
Group A electives - required for work in career development at this level
The following units or units with equivalent competency outcomes are required for work in career development at this level.
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking career development work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
Group B elective - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.