Career Practitioners

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Professional Standards

Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners   The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), 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.

Click CICA Professional Standards to download your copy of the Standards.

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Endorsed Courses

The Career Industry Council of Australia has examined program proposals put forward by the higher education providers as detailed below for the specific courses as listed.

In endorsing these programs the Career Industry Council of Australia has requested that each higher education provider work cooperatively with the CICA Endorsement Committee to enhance and further embed the standards within these programs.

CICA commends these higher education providers for their contribution to improving the quality of career services in Australia by conducting programs that meet the professional standards for Australian career development practitioners.

The endorsement is for a period of three years for Graduate Certificate qualifications and higher and for a period of two years for Certificate IV.

The programs listed below have been endorsed and meet the Professional Standards for Australian Career Practitioners.

Endorsed until March 2019
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Master of Education
Endorsed until December 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Career Development)
  • Master of Education (Career Development specialization)
Endorsed until February 2019
  • Graduate Certificate of Career Development
Endorsed until June 2019
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Career Development)
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Career Development)
  • Master of Educational Studies (Career Development)
Endorsed until September 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Career Education and Development
Endorsed until October 2020
  • Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice
  • Certificate IV in Career Development
Endorsed until March 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers and Transition Specialisation)
Endorsed Until February 2021
  • Graduate Certificate of Education (GCEF) Career Development Specialisation
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (GDEF) Career Development Specialisation
  • Master of Education (MEDF) Career Development Specialisation
Endorsed until August 2020
  • Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling
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Registration

At the December 2014 meeting of the CICA Council, it was agreed by all members to establish CICA as a Registration Body.

CICA will commence accepting applications for registration from persons at three category levels.

  • Affiliate
  • Professional
  • Certified Leading Professional

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