Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

The Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development develops basic competencies in careers advising/counselling. It is particularly appropriate for people for whom careers advising/counselling is one of several that they play (e.g. careers teachers, student counsellors, information officers, rehabilitation counsellors, employment officers, human resources specialists and private practitioners).


  • Subjects studied may include: Counselling and Assessment
  • Approaches to Research in Education
  • Careers in Practice
  • Coaching and Mentoring Practices
  • Education and Training Issues
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Professional Development and Training in Careers Practice. The programs are offered by distance education.


  • Careers education

Standard entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or Significant work experience or professional practice.


The RMIT careers program is endorsed by CICA and therefore facilitates membership of affiliated professional associations such as: Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV), Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services (NAGCAS), Career Education Association of Western Australia (CEAWA), Careers Advisors Association of NSW and ACT (CAA) and Queensland Association of Student Advisors (QASA).

Study pathways

This is an articulated program leading from graduate certificate to graduate diploma. The program will recognise prior experience and learning. The graduate certificate and graduate diploma are accepted pathways into the Master of Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Domestic: $7,680
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

Further information

Graduates are employed in a range of workplace settings/roles including: secondary, tertiary and higher education; case management and employment consultancy; general human resource management, recruitment and outplacement; and private practice.

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