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Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners launched 1 March 2012  1.03 MB

Information about the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners can be accessed here.

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the national peak body representing non-profit career practitioner organisations, supported by the Australian Government, developed and published the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

The publication of the Professional Standards represents a landmark in the history of Australian career development and a benchmark for career development practitioners.

The Professional Standards:

  • Define the career industry, its membership and its services;
  • Recognise the diverse skills and knowledge of career practitioners;
  • Guide practitioner entry into the industry;
  • Provide a foundation for designing career practitioner training;
  • Provide quality assurance to the public and other stakeholders;
  • Establish a benchmark against which career practitioners can be assessed, evaluated and judged by their peers and by others;
  • Require career practitioners to undertake continuing professional development;
  • Create an agreed terminology for the industry.

(adapted from National Steering Committee for Career Development Guidelines and Standards, 2004)

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Downloadable Resources

ELGPN Glossary - February 2013

CICA Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners Brochure - June 2012

Review of Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners - April 2012 revised June 2012

Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners launched 1 March 2012  1.03 MB

 

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