Career development

Study career development at ACU

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About career development

Our career development courses enhance opportunities for teachers and other professionals engaged in lead educational roles, such as education administrators, researchers, policy makers, career counsellors, psychologists, members of the defence forces, youth ministers and family/parish educators.

Build on your professional knowledge of social change and global and international mobility. You will graduate with enhanced pedagogical practices and an understanding of recent research.

Career outcomes

Our career development graduates have pursued careers as:

  • career practitioners
  • school leaders
  • policy makers
  • parish leaders
  • education managers
  • education/curriculum designers
  • career counsellors
  • childcare managers
  • curriculum developers
  • education policy officers
  • education researchers
  • administrators

Professional recognition

Our career development specialisation is endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), giving your career an industry approved head-start.

Meet our staff

Staff profile Jim Bright

Dr Jim Bright


Dr Jim Bright is an organisational psychologist, professorial fellow in career education and development at ACU, visiting professor of career development at the University of Derby, UK, and a director of Become. Through Bright and Associates, he offers career coaching, medico-legal assessment, speaking and training.

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