Introduction to Career Development Practice


The Introduction to Career Development Practice (ICDP) provides intensive pre accredited training in all operational aspects of delivering a quality career development service in a range of settings. The 2 day workshop provides invaluable knowledge, understandings and resources for anyone working with people in career transition. The program will provide training in: the role and responsibilities of career practitioners; career development theory and frameworks; career interviewing; labour market information and issues, diversity, legal and ethical practice and designing career programs;  work experience/placement; and the latest resources for effective career development practice.

This training is underpinned by the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners (CICA, 2007). In undertaking the Introduction to Career Development Practice (ICDP), participants may contribute to their completion of some assessment tasks within the Certificate IV in Career Development.

This professional learning activity is vital for those new to careers service delivery. Facilitators and presenters are experienced, practising professional career development practitioners.

Please note that this 2 day workshop has been customised for:

  • Educational Institutions 
  • Community agencies
  • Industry groups
  • Learn Local organisations
  • Employment Services providers
  • Corporate organisations


To be compliant with the CICA (Career Industry Council of Australia) standards, anyone working with people in career transition is required to gain qualifications in line with the CICA professional standards. ( )

This program will provide pre accredited training in:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a career practitioner
  • Career interviewing for pathways planning and career transitions
  • The Australian Standards for Career Development Practitioners and Continuing Professional Development
  • Work experience and structured workplace learning
  • Designing career education programs
  • Working with diverse clients
  • Using vocational assessment tools
  • Career practitioners yearly calendar
  • The tertiary application process
  • Current essential resources for your Careers Tool Kit
  • Developing community partnerships



 Dates TBA



  • Places are limited so please ensure early registration
  • Late cancellation will incur an administrtion fee of $65
Introduction to Career Development Practice Non-Member rate (GST inclusive) CEAV Member Rate    (GST inclusive)

2 Day program includes

Tea, coffee and lunch provided on both days of the program. The cost also includes all training materials and a substantial manual containing references and resources essential for career practitioners.

$680 $580


"Great two days, really enjoyed it. The training has reaffirmed what I have been thinking career development/counselling is all about...I have learnt lots of new skills." 

Racheal Perico, David Scott School


"Facilitation was fantastic, informative and relevant."

Connie D'Souza, Hume City Council