Bright and Associates LogoPicture of Jim BrightCareer Counselling, Coaching & Assessment
3 Day Workshop


Pay via Bright and Associates for 2019


Adelaide 8 - 10 October 2019


Our 3-day Career Coaching, Counselling and Assessment Course has been running continously in it's present form for six years. It was developed as a practical course that shared much of the wisdom found in Jim's Masters Level courses in Vocational Psychology and Career Development.

GRADUATES - THIS COURSE COUNTS 1 10 CREDIT POINT SUBJECT TOWARD a Graduate Certificate in Career Development at ACU - requires successful completion of optional assessments.

Attracts 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 Career Counselling, Career Coaching and Vocational Assessment. Participants receive a very generous pack of resources worth over $700 to accompany and support their learning including the following:

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 published in the leading international journals

Key Features

• Evidence-based - incorporating Jim's research and teaching in careers, jobs, stress, learning and training since 1990
• Bringing together over 20 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.
• Extensive course materials including


Includes morning & afternoon teas and lunch each day
Recognition toward CICA endorsed Graduate Certificate in Career Development at ACU for approved students who pass the optional assessment assignments (additional fees apply)

Graduates who successfully pass the optional assessments automatically get 10 credit points (1 complete subject, Career Assessment, Theory And Job Search Advising ECDC603 / EDSS612) towards the Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Masters in Education (Careers Development) offered by ACU (additional fee applies). Students enrolled at other universities have also successfully applied for RPL of 25% towards their PG Cert courses. Others have used the course for a Cert IV in Career Development.

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






Career Choices: From Matching to Change

Career Counselling







How do we make career decisions? What is a career decision?

Traditional approaches to career decision-making

Alternative and contemporary approaches to career decision-making

Setting the scene, active listening, theme and pattern counselling techniques


Job Applications, Selection Criteria and Interviews

Career Coaching







Preparing clients to present to employers. Personal and organisational research

Written applications, use of narrative techniques, evidence-based approaches, Interview behaviour

Solution-focussed and cognitive behavioural approaches to clients

Looking for patterns and the appropriate use of goal setting, self-limiting behaviour, overcoming barriers.


Testing Essentials

Measuring Vocational Interests

Measuring Work Rewards








What are tests,
reliability, validity,
criteria for selecting tests

Assessing vocational interests – how to do it, and how to interpret the results

Assessing motivation – how to do it and how to interpret the results


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at people new to the field of career counselling, coaching or assessment. It is also aimed at experienced practitioners who want to refresh and update their skills with the latest thinking
Who has attended in the past?
Participants have come from a wide range of backgrounds including:
Coaches and Psychologists
Human Resource Professionals from firms such as Westpac
National Rugby League Education & Welfare Managers
Schools Careers Advisors from all sectors
Career Development Coaches from Sports Teams
Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service Personnel
TAFE Counsellors, University Careers Staff
Private Practitioners, Workplace Learning Specialists
Defence Careers Transition Staff

Typical venues: Tenison Woods Hse (North Syd), Mercure Hotel Spring St (Melb), Mercure Hotel North Quay (Brisbane),
Newman Sienna Centre, Doubleview (Perth)


The course is priced below the level as each ACU PG Cert Unit, but includes over $700 of resources in the price
Full rate $1950 per person,

for three days (9.00am – 4.00pm). Includes extensive pack of books, notes, resources and tests worth in excess of $700, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea


The course is highly interactive and very practical with examples drawn from organisations, schools, rehabilitation, community, universities, TAFES and most other settings relevant to career development.

Graduate attendees can receive automatic credit of 1 subject for the Postgraduate Certificate or Masters in Career Development

offered by ACU and also partly taught by Jim.



or Download the Course Flyer and Application Form and fax it

3 - Day Career Counselling, Coaching & Assessment Course 2019

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About the Presenter Dr Jim Bright holds Australia’s first named Professorial Position in Career Development at ACU, in addition he runs a successful careers practice – Bright and Associates.  Jim writes a weekly careers column for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald.   He has published more than 10 careers books, over 50 journal articles and more than 450 newspaper articles, reports, tests, and card sorts.  He has a PhD in Psychology and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Career Development Association of Australia.


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