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Competency Guidelines 


The competency guidelines outlined in the Professional Standards provide a framework for continuing professional development by identifying the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by all career development practitioners. They are practical and provide a mechanism for recognizing the skills, knowledge and experience of practitioners, may be used to guide training providers on course content and inform employers about the appropriate skills and knowledge of practitioners.


The core competencies are grouped into the following broad categories.


  • Career Development Theory and Practice

  • Labour Market Information

  • Advanced Communication & Coaching Skills

  • Ethical & Professional Practice

  • Working with Clients with Diverse Needs

  • Knowledge and Data Management

  • Quality Assurance and Accountability

  • Stakeholder Engagement



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