The Career Advisory Programme (CAP) is an introductory level course for professionals who provide or want to provide basic education and career advisory as a secondary role in their work.
The programme is suitable for HR practitioners, educators, social service officers, industry mentors, SkillsFuture Career Advisors, SkillsFuture Advice Officers, career consultants in educational institutions or employment agencies, grassroots volunteers and others who want to offer some basic career and training advisory in addition to their primary role.
Participants will acquire the following competencies at the end of the programme:
a) Perform career advisory services
b) Apply helping process in career development
c) Apply problem solving and decision making skills in education and career process
d) Adapt career resources to respond to the needs of diverse groups, and
e) Market and promote career development services and initiatives
To successfully complete the programme, participants must obtain a minimum of 75% attendance and must pass all stipulated assessments.
The CAP is part of the WSG Career Development Framework (WSG CDF) for career practitioners. This is a practice-based credentialing framework. Participants who have completed the CAP, and have met the required practice hours and minimum number of clients may, apply for the WSG Certified Career Advisor credential. Click here to read more about the Credential Awards
Applicants for the CAP must meet the following entry criteria:
a) Must currently be providing basic career and training advisory as a secondary role in their work
b) Will be offering basic career and training advisory in their organisation either on one-on-one or group basis
c) Effective verbal and written communication skills in the use of the English language (possess workplace literacy skills at the proficiency level equivalent to level 6 stated in the Employability Skills WSQ framework).