Certificate IV in Career Development

Certificate IV in Career Development


Career development practitioners provide services that help people make their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information. They assist individuals and organisations to prepare for their futures by making informed decisions about career and workforce development.

The course is nationally accredited and professionally-recognised. Our course gives you the practical experience via workplace assessments that you need to succeed in this field.

We also have a partnership with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) where you will become members for 12 months and have access to the latest research and readings on career development from around the world.

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who provide programs and services to individuals and group of clients and employers to support people in planning their career and/or location, securing and maintaining suitable employment.

 They may work in career information and transition services or assist in career advisor roles in education, training, school or transition work environments. They may have limited supervisory securing and maintaining suitable employment.

Course Structure

There are 13 units in this qualification:

  • CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCECD001 – Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development
  • CHCECD008 – Deliver services consistent with a career development framework
  • CHCECD009 – Conduct career guidance interviews
  • CHCECD010 – Provide support to people in career transition
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCCSL007 – Support counselling clients in decision making processes
  • CHCCCS014 – Provide brief interventions
  • CHCCDP02B – Assist clients to plan and access career pathways
  • CHCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Support and Delivery


Study anywhere

You will have access to an industry-leading LMS to study from, which is compatible with any device and can be accessed 24/7



Access our online community hub to ask like-minded people those burning questions, or even to form a study group.


Experience Teachers

You have access to our industry teachers, who can guide and nurture your throughout your course


Industry Connections

We tailor your support needs and connect you with the right people as and when needed


What do I get with my studies?

We will provide everything that you need to be successful in your course. This may include:

  • Prescribed textbook
  • Student email address and access to Microsoft Office
  • Access to our online LMS
  • 1-on-1 support from a trainer and assessor
  • Access to online forums and instant messaging
  • and much more.

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