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Nationally Recognised Training

CHCCDP402B Assist clients to plan and access career pathways

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

EasyRPL is the Leading provider of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for CHCCDP402B Assist clients to plan and access career pathways. We focus on Skills Recognition for the full qualification. If required we can organise gap training where needed.


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their career aspirations and plan appropriate pathways to support their career development


This unit of competency may contribute to recognition as an associate career development practitioner in line with the Career Industry Council of Australia standards

Required Skills

Required Skills Include:
It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:
- Use career development information base to assist individuals and groups to plan career pathways
- Assist clients to clarify:
- multiple roles to be balanced throughout career development
- skills needed to effectively manage their careers
- opportunities and options related to career aspirations
- decisions and actions related to achievement of career goals
- services and resources required to address their needs
- their work-related interests, skills, knowledge and values
- their career development needs in the holistic context of their lives
- own beliefs, values and opinions
- how to access relevant services and information
Assist clients to:
- understand and apply labour market information to their work search and career objectives
- understand occupational health and safety aspects of identified work roles as related to client's individual health issues (e.g. allergies) and preferences
- increase their probability of success in the work search and to meet employers' expectations
- identify marketable skills, knowledge and experience
- tailor an approach to an employer or an employment opportunity
- enhance the application process
- understand their competencies and marketable skills
- clarify networking opportunities and requirements
- use job search strategies such as self-marketing, using portfolios, personal presentations, job interviews and networking
- apply skills in self management, self-promotion and self- marketing
- create their own opportunities
- expand their search for prospective jobs and identify hidden job markets
- increase their understanding/awareness of themselves and the impact this awareness has on work searches
- identify cultural differences in expectations of the job search process
- increase their self-confidence and self-awareness

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
These include the ability to:
- Apply labour market information to career development processes and client career decision-making
- Maintain, retrieve and interpret information effectively to assist clients
- Work cooperatively with colleagues, employers, individuals and the community
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Ability to:
- Assist clients in job search strategies such as addressing selection criteria, assessment centre preparation, use of recruitment agencies, use of online resources, the role of professional associations, the preparation of application forms, letters of application, online application preparation, resume and portfolio preparation
- Maintain own professional development to keep up-to-date in the field and share ideas and techniques that positively impact on clients and colleagues
- Avoid duplication of services for clients where they are involved with other professionals
- Obtain feedback on, and evaluation of, services provided
- Monitor individual client's situation and progress
- Maintain individual confidentiality
- Evaluate and improve practice and accountability
- Apply communication skills that take into account the culture, background and abilities of clients, while demonstrating a knowledge of communication techniques, including:
- listening and questioning techniques
- verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Required Knowledge

Required knowledge Include:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
These include:
- Broad understanding of major career development theories
- Concepts of change and transition in the context of lifespan career development
- Employability skills and their application to address employment and career development opportunities and requirements
- Available career development resources and information and associated educational/ training opportunities and resources
- Awareness of appropriate career planning services for referral
- Local, regional, national and international labour markets in relation to clients' career aspirations, skills and needs, and vice versa
- Information technology resources and tools and associated information management strategies
- Record-keeping requirements in case management documentation and the implications of record-keeping, including legal implications
- Security of hard copy and electronic records
- Culturally appropriate communication techniques
- Broad understanding of privacy legislation

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence requird to demonstrate competency in this unit

The person being assessed must provide evidence of Essential Knowledge as well as Essential Skills specified in this unit
This unit is most appropriately assessed in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment under the normal range of work conditions
Assessment should be conducted on more than one occasion to cover a variety of circumstances to establish consistency
Holistic assessment of this unit of competency is encouraged, to ensure application of these skills in conjunction with specific work functions. However, the unit may be delivered and assessed independently

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.  It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.  Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Career aspirations may include, but are not limited to:
Goals and objectives in managing life, learning and work over the life span

Opportunities and options related to career aspirations may include, but are not limited to:
Training and education
Personal and professional development
Life style choices

Career development strategies may include, but are not limited to:
Planned program of learning experiences to develop relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes
Strategies to assist individuals to make informed decisions about their study and/or work options and enable effective participation in working life
Strategies to foster learning and movement within organisations
Action plans to implement visions, goals and objectives
Participation in step by step career development program
Development of identified career competencies and employability skills
Strategies to manage contingencies and unexpected life changes

Employment and career development services may include, for example:
Vocational rehabilitation settings
Career information centres
Adult and community education centres
Recruitment agencies
Curriculum development units
Outplace service settings
Career development service settings
Employment service agents
Human resource departments

Client may include, but are not limited to:

Marketing materials may include, but are not limited to:
Career portfolio
Letters and applications to potential employers
Work samples

Licensing & Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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