GD069 - Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development

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Plan: GD069P6 - Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development
Award abbreviation: Grad Dip (CE&D)
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time-2 semesters or 2 years part-time-4 semesters
Location: Onshore, City
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
Partnered offering / Corporate client:  
ASCED code: 090513
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Objectives of the program

The program has been designed to further develop your knowledge and understanding of career education and development and enhance your ability to apply this new knowledge as a professional in a diverse range of educational and industry-based settings. The program also offers opportunities for you to incorporate a research focus in your learning, thus preparing you for further studies. The program aims to engage you with issues of local and international relevance. Upon completion you will have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to work effectively across a range of educational, commercial and community settings in a range of management, leadership and educational roles.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation

The program will provide you with an opportunity for articulation / credit for previous study at the appropriate level and in a relevant field.  It may also be possible to provide you with advanced standing in recognition of prior experience and learning in the workplace.

Articulation / Credit for previous study may include:

1. Successful completion of Graduate Certificate in Career Development from another tertiary institution – entry into RMIT’s Graduate Diploma year
2. Successful completion of Research courses/subjects (at post graduate or Honours level) – equivalent to Research courses in the program
3. Successful completion of Vocational Counselling and/or Assessment units in Psychology related courses – equivalent to Counselling and Assessment course.
4. Prior completion of the Department of Education, Science and Training’s (DEST) ‘Australian Career Development Studies’ (ACDS) online – 12 credit points awarded. 
It is possible to gain exemptions for any of the courses offered within the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is normally evaluated on a course by course basis. It is typically granted in relation to prior study or workplace based experience.

Exit points
You will graduate with a Masters qualification upon completion of 144 credit points. This will include a Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development.
Alternatively, it is possible to exit at the Graduate Diploma level (96 credit points) or the Graduate Certificate level (48 credit points).

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Entrance requirements

For the Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development a degree or other recognised tertiary qualification and/or relevant work experiences is preferred. Applicants who do not satisfy these conditions may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the Program Leader.
A Graduate Certificate in Career Development (or similar qualification) is required for entry to the Graduate Diploma.

International students must have an English proficiency minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent TOEFL score or Advanced level REW.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Program provides evidence of outstanding achievement for promotion and employment in occupations relating to careers education/counselling and is recognised by professional associations such as the Australian Association of Careers Counsellors, National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, and the Careers Education Association of Victoria.  The Program will also be seeking accreditation with the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) as a minimum standard for recognition as a career development professional when professional standards take effect in 2012.

The School of Education has an established reputation for providing educational and vocational leadership in creating knowledge for the future through work with client groups within schools, communities and enterprises. As a student in this program you will be encouraged and supported to further these links and networks in your learning through your engagement with educational theory and reflective practice which integrates your professional and educational experiences.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Advice on any materials required will be provided in the relevant course guide, if applicable.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

The RMIT University Library provides a range of print and electronic collections and services to support this program. Any set texts associated with the program will be available for purchase from the RMIT Co-op Bookshop.

If you wish to borrow items from Victorian academic libraries, you will need to obtain a CAVAL card. Information about the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing scheme is available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/caval. Information on library resources and services can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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