Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Professional Standards.
Career development is the process of managing life, learning and work over the lifespan. Researchers suggest that ‘career development involves one’s whole life, not just occupation… It concerns the individual in the ever changing contexts of his and her life… self and circumstances – evolving, changing, unfolding in mutual interaction’ (Wolf & Kolb, cited in McMahon, Patton & Tatham, 2003, p 4).
Career development practitioners provide services that help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information. CCCA career practitioners have extensive experience working in education, training and industry, assisting individuals in the community, especially those most disadvantaged with their career planning.