Certificate in Careers Counselling

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Understand Career Counselling
The Certificate in Career Counselling will give you the skills to help others grow, change, and manage their careers as a professional career counsellor. Whether you are already a career counsellor, looking to find a role as one, or aiming to start your own career counselling business, this course will teach you the fundamentals of career counselling and help you to organise your own resources so that you are better able to help job seekers.

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Duration & Course Level

~100 Hours | 6 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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How you'll benefit

  • Help people make sound career decisions and set career goals, to help them find meaningful employment.
  • Distinguish successful from unsuccessful careers, and prepare for anticipated changes in the workplace.
  • Identify and meet the needs of inexperienced adults or those facing career change.
  • Describe the need to nurture and grow a career and plan for change.
  • Role play a counselling session to practise and evaluate your skills in helping a client with an issue
  • Plan strategies to assist young and adult clients deal with common and important identified issues.

Course Modules

  • Definitions: career, careers counselling, counselling
  • Broad employment options
  • Services offered in the employment industry
  • Assmptions about career counselling practices
  • Cross cultural careers counselling
  • Introduction
  • Elements of career building and job seeking
  • Factors contributing to career success
  • Realistic expectations
  • Range of options
  • Persistence
  • Case study
  • Employer considerations: qualifications, experience,personality, age, adaptability, productivity, etc
  • Case study
  • Career counselling services
  • Careers and vocational guidence
  • Vocational planning
  • Setting goals
  • Job seeking supportJob seeking strategies
  • Other services
  • Key areas for career counselling
  • Helping clients focus on reality
  • Helping clients identify opportunities
  • Helping clients consider all elements
  • Overcoming resistance from clients
  • Listening skills
  • Questioning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Essential reality checks
  • Improving clients predictive ability
  • Why people come to a career counsellor
  • Strategies to develop trust
  • A career counselling session
  • Individuals who know the job they want
  • Psychometric testing for individuals still choosing a career
  • Types of psychological tests that may be used
  • Referring people elsewhere
  • Understanding youth
  • Career counselling for adolescents
  • Assisting indecisive teenagers
  • Career counselling for students
  • Giving advice on study
  • Choosing a course
  • Workshops for students
  • Workshops for university students
  • Resources for counselling students
  • Identifying adult needs The training program
  • Advice and support during job hunting
  • Course of action
  • Career changing
  • Easiest paths to career change
  • Challenging path to career change
  • Starting a business
  • Case study
  • Writing a business plan
  • Ways of finding work
  • Supporting clients decisions
  • Prospecting for work
  • Tips on getting a job
  • Writing resumes (CV’s)
  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Getting a job is only the first step in a career
  • Self management for business people
  • Marketing and pricing
  • Case study
  • Advising clients about career advancement

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Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.
  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

Receive Unlimited Tutor Support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed.

Be Awarded With An Industry Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion.

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions​

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. 

This course takes approximately 100 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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