Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice

Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice


You’re keen to help others in their career development – but you need to develop your career first! At Skills Recognition, you can do that with flexible and fast-tracked options with our Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice.

Why not turn your skills, previous qualifications, life and work experience into a career supporting clients to achieve their career goals? Become a highly skilled, industry-ready practitioner by completing this career development course online or face-to-face. This qualification provides a direct pathway to a diverse range of exciting job opportunities where you’ll use your industry expertise and counselling skills to inspire and guide clients through their study, employment, and career options.

Ben Klatt’s Expert Note on Career Development Practice: I started Skills Recognition in 2015 to put a spin on traditional learning and ensure that people feel fully equipped for their dream career. A Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice is for individuals like me that want to help others achieve, whether that be as a human resources manager, rehabilitation officer or guidance officer. So, if you want quality and expert skills for your clients, you need to want that for yourself too! Get on track with SRI.

Fast-track Your Graduate Certificate in Career Development with RPL

Your time and money are commodities that should not be wasted – so it’s just good career sense to only study and pay for the course content you need. Skills Recognition International is a 100% certified Registered Training Organisation (RTO) authorised to translate your prior learning and experience into subject credits so you can fast-track your career development qualification. Seize a new career pathway by upskilling and drawing on prior work experience you’ve had, or study you’ve completed in related areas.

Start your new and exciting career as a Career Development Practitioner sooner.

Career Development Practitioner coaching client to career success

Your New Career with a Graduate Certificate in Career Development


This career development course empowers you to work as a career practitioner, offering a broad range of services to clients at various points in their occupational journey. From identifying study and training opportunities, to navigating complex career transitions, you’ll be responsible for mentoring and inspiring clients to overcome occupational challenges and reach career goals.

With strong demand for skilled career counsellors in Australia and across the globe, this qualification enables you to work in a range of settings including education, sporting and training organisations, and government agencies. Alternatively, you may wish to work as an independent consultant and set up a practice of your own.

This course is particularly suited to those who have significant experience in work employment and human resources fields, job seeker agencies, recruitment, counselling, or other similarly aligned positions. Those who’ve completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in related fields of study will also be suitable candidates for this course.

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Study Anywhere, Any Time

Get 24/7 access to industry-leading online course modules.  Learn at your pace in your space. 

  • Interactive activities to help cement new knowledge.
  • Multi-media formats to help you learn the way you learn best.
  • Full support from “real humans” when you need it. 


Develop Your Peer Network

Access our online community hub to develop contacts, form study groups and get peer to peer support.
  • Build a network of peers for future opportunities.
  • Choose your level of social interaction with your peers.
  • Ask questions in a judgement-free, supportive environment.


Learn From The Best

Our trainers aren’t just ‘college professors,’ they’re working industry professionals. They bring current, practical working knowledge of this rapid moving industry.

  • Graduate with confidence that your knowledge is current and actionable.
  • Learn ‘hands on’ skills that make you invaluable in your workplace.
  • Go beyond the theory and get real world examples to cement your learning.


Industry Connections

Your student outcomes are our RTO outcomes.  Our goals align.  So when you’re ready to leap into your new career, we’re here to help you make the leap.
  • Access a dedicated team of career advisors and make the right career move.
  • Get the right advice and connections for your specific needs.
  • Get insight into, or connection with government agencies, funding bodies, migration assistance or university pathways.
  • Tap our network of professionals working in the industry right now.


All-inclusive Fees, No Hidden Costs

We work hard to minimise your investment in your chosen course.  There are zero hidden fees and all course materials are included.

  • Learning materials and textbooks.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning assessment and application.
  • Microsoft Suite access (no new platforms to learn, no fees to pay).
  • Access to all online course materials.
  • 1-on-1 support from a trainer and assessor.
  • Forum and instant messenger support.
  • Dedicated student support officers to ensure your time studying is enjoyable and simple.

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