BEHV 5002 Program Design and Ethical Conduct in Career Education

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Steve Cumming Opens in new window

Description The ability to design programs that are tailored to lifespan and cultural considerations is an essential skill for career educators. This subject equips students with skills in the design and evaluation of career education programs. Principles of lifespan psychology and ethical approaches that underpin career education programs will be also explored.

School Psychology

Discipline Behavioural Science, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 5 subject


Must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Design career education programs tailored to the developmental needs of the target audience.
  2. Integrate ethical principles to address issues in career education practice.
  3. Analyse career education needs across the lifespan and across diverse cultural contexts.

Subject Content

  1. Lifespan psychology and implications for career education
  2. Career education program design and evaluation
  3. Ethical practice and cultural considerations in career education


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 20 minutes 30 N Group
Reflection 1,000 words 20 N Individual
Case Study 2,000 words 50 N Individual