A University Certificate in Career Development offered by Athabasca University can lead to employment opportunities as Career Development Practitioners in private sector, educational institutions, social and employment service agencies, and business and industry.
Students can also pursue further education options at Athabasca University or other educational institutions in various areas of study.
Discuss each theory below by indicating its
The theories include the following:
Illustrate how a practitioner can optimize his or her effectiveness by drawing on several theories at the same time.
Discuss the following attributes of career development resources:
Illustrate the synthesis and integration of career development resource information through a documented case study.
Discuss the Internet’s role in career development as it relates to career development resources.
Discuss the approach of integrating career resources into the framework of career planning.
Discuss the following features of a working alliance:
Describe a taxonomy of skills for creating a working alliance and demonstrate the use of such skills.
Describe characteristics of an effective collaboration; identify the benefits of, and suggest key skills for developing, such a collaboration.
Outline a model for problem-solving and decision-making, and identify the purpose of each step and the skills associated with each.
Outline the stages of group development and the fundamental factors that enhance such a development.
With respect to partnerships, discuss the following: definition , applicable skills , relationship to the working alliance, collaboration, potential conflicts and the first meeting.
Define “profession” and give a list of professions.
Explain the place of moral reasoning in professional life, and apply moral reasoning in professional decision-making.
Discuss and critically evaluate different views on the roles, responsibilities and privileges of the professional.
Discuss different models of professional/client relationships.
Identify and analyze moral dilemmas and morally difficult decisions or practices for the professional.
Discuss “informed consent.”
Identify relevant courses to their particular situation in career development and complete them.
Research a topic in career development by
Career development practitioners in private sector, educational institutions, social and employment service agencies, and business and industry.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Becoming an Athabasca University student is easy – our open admission policy means if you’re 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. Paying a one-time application fee lets you register for more than 750 courses, as long as you meet the prerequisites.
If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) to take Athabasca University courses. AU accepts the following as proof of English Language Proficiency.
You can apply to AU anytime. All undergraduate programs enrol students year round. Your program begins when you apply.
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