Competencies of an entry-level career counsellor in higher education

McGregor-Bayne, Heather and McIlveen, Peter ORCID: and Bayne, Gregory (2003) Competencies of an entry-level career counsellor in higher education. Australian Journal of Career Development, 12 (3). pp. 55-63. ISSN 1038-4162


This applied research addressed the issue of competencies for entry-level practitioners in the profession of career counselling. It specifically addressed those competencies
required for the industry sector of higher education, as distinct from general career counselling and that used in school settings. The research found that there has been
progress toward documentation and agreement on competencies for career counsellors.
However, there has been only limited work specific to the higher education sector. A survey of industry professionals was used to determine the status of 28 proposed competencies that were drawn from previous research using a nominal group method. The results indicate overwhelming endorsement of the majority of the competencies. Further research is required to enhance validity of the survey results and to begin work on the detail of performance criteria and elements underpinning the competencies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 06:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: career counselling; higher education; career development
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
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