Unit of competency details

BSBLED808 - Conduct a career development session (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBLED708A - Conduct a career development sessionUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Recoded to meet AQF Standards 24/Mar/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080303 Human Resource Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080303 Human Resource Management  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct career development sessions that promote well-considered career choices. It also covers applying appropriate career development theory; assisting individuals to make informed career choices; communicating professionally to promote career development outcomes; and using resources and technology to support career development sessions.

It applies to individuals seeking to conduct career development sessions in accordance with professional standards.

Careers are unique to each person and vary with specific target audiences. Career development sessions may be provided in a variety of ways given different organisational contexts, individuals involved and delivery settings. The professional expertise of the provider and their use of effective interpersonal and communication skills are central to the success of a career development session.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Workforce Development – Learning and Development

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Apply appropriate career development theory

1.1 Research major career development theories and models

1.2 Analyse differences between advice, information provision and professional standards in relation to career development

1.3 Apply theory in an appropriate manner, both to individuals involved and in context for a career development session

1.4 Evaluate models appropriate for individual and group career development sessions

1.5 Analyse diversity of individuals and target group, when planning a career development session

2. Conduct career development sessions

2.1 Conduct career development counselling in a clear and unambiguous manner

2.2 Complete problem and goal clarification to satisfaction of all involved

2.3 Utilise key skills to successfully complete career development sessions

2.4 Identify common patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour limiting making or acting on well-considered choices, and devise counter strategies

2.5 Effectively apply rapport building and attending skills

2.6 Ensure participants set personal goals and make informed choices in career development session

2.7 Consistently apply effective responding skills when giving feedback on progress during career counselling session

3. Assist individuals make informed career choices

3.1 Assist individuals to identify career development needs

3.2 Determine individual needs and aspirations holistically, in context of individuals’ lives

3.3 Identify individual career development needs that fall outside scope of practice of career development service provider

3.4 Refer individuals to or inform them of, appropriate sources of further information or career development support services where required

4. Communicate professionally to promote career development outcomes

4.1 Communicate accurate assessment of individual needs

4.2 Create cooperative and productive environment for conduct of career development session

4.3 Create a climate of trust, comfort and safety for conduct of career development sessions

4.4 Complete career development work in an ethical, cooperative and respectful manner within team and wider organisational context

5. Use resources and technology to support career development sessions

5.1 Acquire, record and prepare relevant information prior to a career development session

5.2 Prepare accurate records and reports in accordance with professional conduct and career development standards

5.3 Assist individuals to use relevant support resources and technology

5.4 Monitor support resources and technology to ensure they support quality outcomes for career development services

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1-1.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4

  • Analyses, identifies and interprets information in a range of text types relevant to career development

Writing

1.1-1.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4

  • Records results of research and analysis using clear language and layout
  • Creates accurate records and reports according to required standards and formats

Oral Communication

1.3, 2.1-2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 4.1-4.4, 5.3

  • Interacts effectively in verbal exchanges, using active listening and questioning to convey and clarify information
  • Clearly explains detailed information using language, tone and pace appropriate to audience

Navigate the world of work

4.4, 5.2

  • Understands and adheres to professional and ethical standards of behaviour

Interact with others

1.3, 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4, 4.1-4.4, 5.3

  • Tailors communication to achieve its purpose, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of needs, interests, issues and priorities of each individual
  • Uses a variety of presentation techniques to present information during career development sessions
  • Invests time and energy in building rapport with others as an integral part of all work-based interactions

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1-3.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

  • Plans, organises, implements and monitors tasks required to prepare, conduct and report on career development sessions
  • Systematically gathers and analyses relevant information to make informed decisions about how to tailor sessions to meet individual needs
  • Uses, and assists others to use, digital tools and technologies to support career development sessions

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBLED808 Conduct a career development session

BSBLED708A Conduct a career development session

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Recoded to meet AQF Standards

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • analyse, plan, implement and evaluate individual and target group career development needs, with an awareness of diversity and ethical requirements
  • plan career development sessions according to career development theories and models and career development needs
  • use effective communication skills to conduct career development sessions, and provide career counselling and information
  • collect, assess and store information for use in a career development services setting.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain the major career development theories and models
  • describe common patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and their impact on individual career choices
  • explain the key skills required to deliver career development sessions
  • explain some ways to build rapport with individuals and groups
  • outline concepts and principles relating to service provision, including lifelong learning, holistic career development, career decision-making, career coaching, career maintenance, work satisfaction, employability, enterprising, positive uncertainty and planned happenstance
  • explain what career development standards are and their impact on career counselling
  • outline legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to career counselling
  • outline organisational policies relating to career counselling.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the workforce learning and development field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • relevant career development documentation and resources
  • case studies and, where available, real situations
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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