BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), Conduct a career development session

QUALIFICATION:  BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)

UNIT CODE:        BSBLED808 Conduct a career development session

PART A: Career development theories and models

  1. Explain the ‘Theory of Work Adjustment’ in your own words.
  2. Explain what you understand by the acronym RIASEC.
  3. According to Super’s Self Concept Theory, does ‘self-concept’ remain static throughout your life or does it change?  Explain Super’s theory of ‘life stages’ and development tasks in detail.
  4. What are the implications of Super’s theory for career counseling?
  5. Do you agree with Krumboltz’s Theory of Planned Happenstance’? Why or why not?  Give examples from your own life experiences to respond to explain the reasons for your answer.

Refer to Bandura’s ‘Social Cognitive Theory’ and answer the following questions:

  1. What is ‘self- efficacy’?
  2. How does self-efficacy affect a person’s ability to function in the workplace?

PART B: Career Development Standards and key concepts

(Also refer to Reading 2: CICA_Prof_Standatrds_Booklet)

  1. Which organization commissioned the development of the professional standards for career development professionals in Australia?
  2. What are career development standards and what is their impact on career counseling?
  3. According to the CICA Professional Standards, what are the competencies required in terms of advanced communication skills for working as a career development professional?
  4. List any three Federal laws that you need to understand as part of your career management work.
  5. Why is it important to understand organizational policies prior to conducting a career development session?
  6. Explain the following concepts in your own words:
    1. What do you mean by Career decision making?
    2. What do mean by Holistic career development?
    3. What do mean by career decision making?
    4. What do mean by career maintenance?
    5. What do mean byWork satisfaction?
    6. What do mean by employability?
    7. What do mean enterprising?
    8. What do you understand by Positive uncertainty?
    9. What is Happenstance?

PART C: Career Coaching and client interactions

  1. What do you understand by career coaching?
  2. What are the core competencies and key skills required to deliver career development sessions?
  3. Analyze and describe your own strengths and weaknesses against the core competencies required for professional coaching.
  4. List any THREE factors or ways of thinking or feeling, (apart from education, training, and job roles) that impact on an individual’s career choices.  Explain how they can impact on individual career choices
  5. List at least FIVE strategies you can use to build a rapport with individuals and groups when conducting career development sessions

Assessment 2: Planning a Group Coaching Session

PART A:  RESEARCH PAPER

CASE STUDY BACKGROUND

Step 1:  Refer to Reading 3 ‘Skills and Attributes Needed for Success in Accounting Career’ provided to you

Step 2:  Find the information from the above reading and respond to the questions below.

  1. Briefly explain the purpose of the research conducted in Tunisia.
  2. How many students participated in the study?
  3. What skills do employers expect of accounting graduates at recruitment, in training and in ongoing accounting employment?  
  4. What professional skills do graduating accounting students perceive as having the highest priority for career success?
  5. As a career development coach, which skills do you think the graduates need to develop further to match the expectations of the employers?

PART B: INFORMATION GATHERING

  1. What do accountants do on a day to day basis?
  2. What is the salary range for accountants in Australia?
  3. What are the three top States for employment as an Accountant?
  4. What are the key skills required by Accountants in Australia?
  5. Which post graduate Masters qualification could they do to advance their Accounting career in Australia?
  6. Go to https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/become-a-cpa/migration-assessment/criteria-and-requirements.  Carefully ready the CPA guidelines to assess the equivalence of the graduates’ Bachelor Degree against the Australian Bachelor Degree qualification.  You need to look at the mandatory competency areas for Accountant (general) 221111. 
    1. Will the Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Tunisia be deemed equivalent to the Australian Bachelor Degree?
    2. Why or why not?
    3. What can the graduates do to meet the requirements?

PART C:  CAREER DEVELOPMENT SESSION PLAN

CASE STUDY – continued

You have now gathered sufficient information relevant to the Accountants career in Australia.  You are getting ready to deliver your group career development session.  You need to start developing your detailed session plan.

What you need to do:

Read Sections 8, 9 and 10 in your Learner Guide.  Complete the tasks below

  1. Analyse your target group:
    • Based on Super’s theory, which ‘stage’ are the graduates likely to be in?
    • Is there any diversity within the group?
    • Which theories do you think you can apply to your career development session in this situation?  Give reasons for your choice of theory.
  2. Develop a ‘Career Planning Form’ that you can send to the Tunisian graduates to complete before your group session.
  3. Develop a detailed 2- hour CAREER DEVELOPMENT SESSION PLAN for the group.  
  HINTSWRITE YOUR SESSION PLAN BELOW (Please write your notes in as much detail as possible)
  Welcome and Introduction      
– What will you say at the beginning of the session?
– What strategies will you use to build rapport with the group?        
– What strategies will you use to build trust with the group?          
– How will you convey the key goals for this session to the participants?          
– What strategies will you use to identify common patterns of thinking, feeling and behavior amongst the Accountants and devise counter strategies?          
– What information will you share with them about job opportunities for Accountants in Australia  
       
  Step 1        
    Step 2      
Step 3            
Step 4          
Step 5          
Step 6            
Step 7          
Step 8          
Step 9        
Step 10        
What type of records and reports  will you keep for this session?
How will you assist individuals to use relevant support resources and technology?
How will you monitor support resources and technology to ensure they support quality outcomes for clients after the session is over?


Record of results

Office Use Only: Assessor to complete
  ASSESSOR CHECKLIST FOR ASSESSMENT 2   Has the learner demonstrated the following through their written responses?PLEASE TICK BELOW
Yes      No    Did not attempt/ Incomplete
Ability to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate target group development needs   
Analyse diversity of target group   
Collect, assess and store information for use in a career development setting   
Ability to plan career development sessions according to career development theories and models and career development needs   
Acquire, record and prepare relevant information prior to a career development session   
Create cooperative and productive environment for conduct of the session   
Build rapport with the clients   
Use effective communication skills   
Create climate of trust, comfort and safety   
Provide effective career counselling and information   
Conduct career development counselling in a clear and unambiguous manner   
Communicate accurate assessment of individual needs   
Complete problem and goal clarification to the satisfaction of all involved   
Identify common patters on thinking, feeling and behavior and devise counter strategies if these ate limiting career growth   
Ensure participants set personal goals and make informed choices in career development session   
Complete career development work in an ethical, cooperative and respectful manner   
Prepare accurate records and reports   
Assist individuals to use relevant support resources and technology   
Monitor support resources and technology to ensure they support quality outcomes for clients   
OVERALL RESULT FOR ASSESSMENT 2 (Please TICK below)COMMENTS:
o Satisfactoryo Unsatisfactoryo Did not attempt/ Incomplete
Name of assessor: 
Assessor signature Date 

Assessment 3:  Conduct a Career Development Session for an Individual

This assignment has FOUR parts

PART A: FIND A CLIENT FOR THE ROLE PLAY

YOUR TASK

Step 1:  Identify a classmate/ friend/ relative who can participate in this role-play with you.  You will need to take on the role of the career development expert and the other person will be your ‘client’.

Step 2:  Ask the ‘client’ to complete the ‘Career Development Form’ template. A copy is available in the Appendix section of your Learner Guide.

Step 3:  Collect a copy of the completed form from your client.  You will need to submit their completed form as part of your assessment.  

  1. NAME OF YOUR CLIENT: ____________________________________

PART B: PLAN FOR THE ROLE PLAY

Think carefully about how you are going to start your session. What you will do to build rapport with the client; what topics you will cover during the session and how you will wrap up the session. Complete the details in the table below.

  HINTSWRITE YOUR SESSION PLAN BELOW (Please write your notes in as much detail as possible)
  Welcome and Introduction      
– What will you say at the beginning of the session?
– What strategies will you use to build rapport with the client?        
– What strategies will you use to build trust with the client?          
– How will you convey the key goals for this session to the client?      
– What strategies will you use to identify common patterns of thinking, feeling and behavior and devise counter strategies?    
         
Step 1        
Step 2      
Step 3            
Step 4          
Step 5           
Step 6            
Step 7          
Step 8          
Step 9        
Step 10        
What type of records and reports will you keep for this session?
How will you assist individuals to use relevant support resources and technology?
How will you monitor support resources and technology to ensure they support quality outcomes for clients after the session is over?


PART C: CONDUCT THE ROLE PLAY

YOUR TASK

Conduct a career development session with your client. You can use your plan from Part B to guide your session

(Make sure that you follow the ten-step process outlined in your Learner Guide)

(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in class, your trainer may ask you to complete this activity in class. If you are studying online, or if you are unable to participate in this session in class, you will need to record a video of your role-play session and submit it to your assessor.  You can record yourself and your client using a smart phone or any other device.  You can upload your vise on YouTube or Dropbox or any other File-sharing site and provide a link to your assessor)

Please refer to the Assessor’s Observation Checklist over the page to understand the marking guide for this assessment.

Office Use Only: Assessor to complete

  OBSERVATION CHECKLIST FOR ASSESSMENT 3 (PART C)   Has the learner demonstrated the following through their role play?PLEASE TICK BELOW
Yes      No    Did not attempt/ Incomplete
Ability to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate client’s development needs   
Collect, assess and store information for use in a career development setting   
Ability to plan career development sessions according to career development theories and models and career development needs   
Acquire, record and prepare relevant information prior to a career development session   
Create a cooperative and productive environment for conduct of the session   
Build rapport with the client   
Use effective communication skills   
Create climate of trust, comfort and safety   
Provide effective career counselling and information   
Conduct career development counselling in a clear and unambiguous manner by following a step-by-step process   
Communicate accurate assessment of individual needs   
Complete problem and goal clarification to the satisfaction of all involved   
Identify common patters on thinking, feeling and behavior and devise counter strategies if these ate limiting career growth   
Ensure participant sets personal goals and make informed choices in career development session   
Complete career development work in an ethical, cooperative and respectful manner   
Prepare accurate records and reports   
Assist individuals to use relevant support resources and technology   
Monitor support resources and technology to ensure they support quality outcomes for clients   

LEARNER NAME: __________________________________

DATE OBSERVED: _________________________________

ASSESSOR NAME: _________________________________

ASSESSOR SIGNATURE: _____________________________

PART D: SELF ASSESSMENT

Answer the questions below in relation to your role-play AFTER conducting your career development session.

  1. Did you follow the 10-step process for conducting a career development session as outlined in your Learner Guide?  Explain in detail.

Answer the questions below in relation to your role-play AFTER conducting your career development session.

  1. Did you follow the 10-step process for conducting a career development session as outlined in your Learner Guide?  Explain in detail.
  1. Did this activity help you develop skills in conducting career development sessions? Please explain in detail.
  1. What did you do well?
  1. What can you improve on for future career development sessions?

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