Course Title: Program Delivery in Career Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Program Delivery in Career Development

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2197

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Internet

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Michael Hastings

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257487

Course Coordinator Email: michael.hastings@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.01


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students attempting this course are expected to have first completed the Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development.


Course Description

This course looks at the theory, recent developments and current practices in program delivery in career development. It enables you to think strategically about the processes and techniques integral to successful presentation and facilitation of career development programs in different settings such as education and the corporate sector.

During the course you are actively involved in developing knowledge and skills through the planning, delivery and review of a ’virtual’ career development program in either an education or commercial setting. The integration of applied virtual learning and academic learning will allow you to develop authentic solutions for the workplace and address issues commonly faced by career development practitioners, clients and other stakeholders as they become involved in career development programs.

It is not our intention to have you master delivery of a specific program or suite of programs. Instead our aim is for you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to effectively deliver any career development regardless of program content, client group and context. Having completed this course you are encouraged to make up your own mind about the exercise of program delivery skills in your career development practice and to clearly articulate your approach to clients, employers etc.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successfully completing this course you can expect to be able to:

  • Recognise, evaluate and demonstrate ethical considerations in program delivery in career development and operating accordingly;
  • Describe, analyse and critique different models of program delivery;
  • Recognise and accommodate a variety of learning styles;
  • Construct and deliver career development programs, curriculum and training;
  • Develop and demonstrate skills in group facilitation;
  • Evaluate programs, curriculum and training; and
  • Reflect upon and appraise your skills in program delivery.


Upon successfully completing this course you can expect to be able to:

  • Recognise, evaluate and demonstrate ethical considerations in program delivery in career development and operating accordingly;
  • Describe, analyse and critique different models of program delivery;
  • Recognise and accommodate a variety of learning styles;
  • Construct and deliver career development programs, curriculum and training;
  • Develop and demonstrate skills in group facilitation;
  • Evaluate programs, curriculum and training; and
  • Reflect upon and appraise your skills in program delivery.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

Course materials are designed to introduce participants to the range of competencies that result in effective work in program delivery. In keeping with the competency focus of the profession and this course, learning activities will be linked to your own personal and professional practice with the intention of producing capable practitioners.

You will develop, apply, review and refine your program delivery skills via learning activities involving:

  • Knowledge – reading and exercises designed to critically examine the concepts, frameworks and theories that inform program delivery in career development;
  • Resources – activities designed to acquire and review the way program delivery skills, strategies and tools can be applied in career development;
  • Relationships – activities such as the exploration of group dynamics and processes designed to establish and foster communication skills, effective teams and organisations that lead to best practice delivery of career development programs; and
  • Practice – activities such as review and reflection designed to analyse and refine your skills and application of program delivery processes, methods, tools and techniques.


Overview of Learning Resources

Our learning materials will introduce you to the key competencies, concepts and theories that underpin the delivery of career development programs. Readings and reflective exercises require you to engage with curriculum content, providing an opportunity for you to reflect on key issues, especially in terms of their impact on your thinking and work, ultimately providing you with a record of your progress towards the development of the competencies essential to effective delivery of career development programs


Overview of Assessment

The purpose of the assessment tasks in this course is to provide students with an opportunity to engage directly and experientially with the objectives of this course. Assessment comprises practical and theoretical components, which provide opportunities for students to experience and identify links between appropriate theories, approaches and practices regarding the development and delivery of one of the two virtual programs described in the Learning Materials.