Professional Development for Career Development Practitioners

The following section deals with the formal curriculum that career development practitioners can undergo in their training towards becoming fully fledged practitioners in the field of career development. This section addresses formal education courses career practitioners can undertake to advance themselves and their skills set. Below is a detailed and more descriptive guideline.

Development of a formal Qualification for the Career Development Practitioners

The Department of Higher Education and Training has partnered with the ETDP SETA and the QCTO to develop a formal qualification for the Career Practitioners in South Africa. To know more about the progress on the development of the above mentioned qualification visit SACDA on this link

E-Enterprise: University of Pretoria

Short course in career counselling: Connecting life themes to construct life portraits

Course no: P000503

The course is specifically for psychologists, registered counsellors, social workers with Masters in psychology. The course is designed to bring a new perspective and approach in career counselling by introducing a contemporary orientation.

2 day course (contact)

CPD POINTS: Upon completion of the course 18 CPD points will be awarded, 4 of which are for ethics.

Contact details:
Email address:
Telephone number: 012 434 2500
Fax number: 012 434 2505

University of Johannesburg: Centre for Psychological Services and Career Develepment (PsyCaD)

PsyCaD presents career workshops which cover varying topics. The workshops are presented by the staff members to students, UJ staff, faculties or relevant stakeholders in the community.

Some topics which are relevant to career practitioners include:

  • Preparing for the world of work
  • Careers\work etiquette
  • You and your career
  • Time management in the workplace
  • Conflict in the workplace
  • Interview skills
  • CV writing and cover letters
  • Adjusting to university

Workshops are presented as per request.

Contact details:
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
011 559 3106/3324
B5 Building/ C-Ring 1

University of South Africa

Programme for career guidance practitioners (70378)

Admission requirements: Senior Certificate or NQF level 4
1year course comprised of 5 modules
Tuition method: paper based tutorial letters, study material online/DVDrom
Formative assessment and examination: entails submission of assignments and one compulsory 3 day workshop.

This short course is ideal for individuals who have no formal training in career psychotherapy, but who want to work, or already work as career guidance advisors. This course may enhance the knowledge base of already practicing career practitioner and assist them with providing a better service to their clients.