Career Coaching Certification Course

No confirmed dates for 2020


CREDIT 25% for Graduate Certificate in Career Development at ACU (replaces EDCD603 (formerly EDSS612))

   No confirmed dates for 2020.

GRADUATES - THIS COURSE COUNTS 25% TOWARD a Graduate Certificate in Career Development at ACU.

Previously approved for 18.5 Australian Psychological society PD Hours under their old system and 15 hours CDAA PD The course is taught entirely by Jim Bright to small groups (typically around 10 - 15, maximum around 20). It provides a broad introduction to many of the key concepts and practices in Coaching, Career Counselling and Vocational Assessment. Participants receive a very generous pack of resources worth over $700 to accompany and support their learning including the following:

  • 300 page workbook containing a series of articles, papers and inventories, plus copies of the training slides and extensive references
  • copies of Jim's career development books published by Jim Bright
  • 2 complete Vocational Tests including question booklets, profile sheets and full manuals
  • This is a course for professionals looking:

  • To offer Career Counselling, Coaching and Assessment services to your clients, college, school or company
  • To develop new skills, or update your training with the latest developments
  • For an intensive course delivered by a subject matter authority
  • For a course that is based on evidence of best practise
  • Key Features

  • Evidence-based - incorporating Jim's 20 years of research and teaching in careers, jobs, stress, learning and training
  • Bringing together over 24 years of professional experience in training, client management and careers
  • Intensive, Practical, and fun
  • Opportunities for one-to-one coaching on your own career issues
  • Includes morning & afternoon teas and lunch each day Recognition toward Graduate Certificate in Career Development at ACU.

    Graduates automatically get 10 credit points (1 complete subject, Career Assessment,Theory and Job Search Advising EDSS612) towards the Graduate Certificate or Masters in Education (Careers Development) offered by ACU. Students enrolled at other universities have also successfully applied for RPL of 25% towards their Grad Cert courses.

    The CICA national standards regard a Graduate Certificate as the minimum qualification for recognition as a Professional Career Development Practitioner.


    Insights into how career decisions are formulated

  • Enhance clients' self-efficacy and abilities to engage in career exploration
  • Skills in providing practical job assistance advice
  • Determine clients' work rewards and vocational interests
  • Improve personal resilience working with difficult clients
  • Instil clients' with a view of work and careers that reflects current realities
  • Develop processes to assess clients with career transition
  • Go beyond simple matching approaches to careers
  • Integrate client test data with interview data to produce insightful and practical reports
  • Challenge clients' career thoughts and develop effective strategies for career transition and job applications


    Book now!

    We are taking bookings now for our public courses running in September and October. Book before the end of the tax year to invest training budgets wisely.

    By offering courses in a targeted range of human resource related areas, Bright and Associates deliver information rich courses that have real substance and powerful take home messages. All the courses come with very extensive notes, workbooks and often books written by Jim Bright, PhD.


    Most Bright and Associates courses are personally presented by Jim Bright, PhD. Jim has gained a well-earned reputation around the world for his entertaining deliver style. He is in demand on the speakers circuit as well as delivering training courses, addressing groups as diverse as Group Training Australia, Disability Support Network, Pharmaceuticals Companies and many Government Departments. His ability to inject a sense of humour into his work has a universal appeal that has seen him working to acclaim in the last few years with groups in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand and right around Australia. Jim is a skilled communicator who writes a weekly column in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age newspapers and occasionally appears on the ABC, ABC702 as a regular, Channel 7 Sunrise, Channel 9 and Channel 10 show talking Human Resources.


    Bright and Associates courses are evidence-based as you might expect from a presenter who continues to publish scientific papers in international human resource journals and an author of 13 books on human resource subjects.

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    Our 3-day course can lead to...


    Grad Cert in Career Development


    CICA ENDORSED Post Grad Cert in Career


    Medico-legal Vocational Capacity Assessments

    Professor Bright conducts vocational capacity assessments for medico-legal matters such as Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident, Superannuation and related to other relevant legislation.  These can be based on papers-only or an assessment lasting approximately 3 hours. Professor Bright has extensive experience in both Plaintiff and Defendant assessments and has given evidence in the District Court, Supreme Court and to Tribunals.He is a SIRA Authorised Health Practitioner, and a Registered Psychologist

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    We see clients and offer a full interview and assessement process from across Australia and overseas via Zoom or Skype video mediated assessment. We have conducted over 100 video-mediated medico-legal assessments since the Covid-19 restrictions and they have proved to be effective and popular with clients and claimants

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