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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION OFFICER

A Career Development Information Officer (CDIO) is qualified to inform groups and individuals about their career development and career pathing. CDIOs also provide guidance and counselling regarding career planning and decision making.

The only formal, registered qualification for delivering Career Development Information Services in South Africa.

On completion of this NQF Level 5 Occupational Certificate, a graduate will be qualified to practice as a Career Development Information Officer (CDIO).

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

SAQA Qualification ID 96372
NQF Level 5
Credits 120
Learning Platforms: Fully online and blended options available
Entry Requirements: NQF Level 4
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Yes
Duration: One year (full-time) or extended period (part-time)
Language: English
Learner Induction / Orientation: Yes

Digital Learning – Beyond Traditional Education

The CDIO qualification is offered on a fully digital platform where lecturers actively collaborate with students through an online Learner Management System (LMS).

Access learning content anywhere anytime, study full or part time

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This qualification consists of theory/knowledge modules, practical skills modules and work experience modules:


Theory/Knowledge Component

Module 1: Introduction to Career Development Practice and Concepts

Module 2: Applied Communication Concepts

Module 3: National Structures, Laws and Policies

Module 4: Career Development Theory and Concepts

Module 5: Careers and Study Options


Practical Skills Component

Module 1: Provide assistance to clients to enable them to make informed career related decisions

Module 2: Facilitate information sharing processes with groups that will assist with career related decisions

Module 3: Maintain an efficient and effective career information service


Work Experience Component

Module 1: Individual career development information sharing processes

Module 2: Group career development information sharing events

Module 3: Maintenance of efficient effective career information services

STUDENT SUPPORT

Dedicated facilitation team to support
students throughout the course
Access to industry experts for subject
matter assistance
Instant message board for quick answers
Chat room to engage with peers
Assessment feedback and exam preparation
Career and placement advice and
assistance
Work readiness and job search programme

HOW TO APPLY

START BY APPLYING ONLINE AND WE’LL BE IN TOUCH.

Our team is looking forward to hearing from you and will be supporting you step-by-step throughout the entire process.

For further enquires, you can contact Lauren Poley, Programme Manager: CDIO at lauren@options.co.za

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Intake / Pricing / Payment Options

  • The application period for intake is now open.
  • Price: R 23 500 per individual (excluding VAT).
  • Please contact the programme manager for payment options.

Assessments:

  • Formative assessments are given after each section of work to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress.
  • Students will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence after completion of each module.
  • These assessments lead to entrance into the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA).
  • The EISA will be conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) and will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
  • Students will complete a theoretical/knowledge assessment and a practical assessment structured as simulated activities conducted at an assessment site that is conducive for assessments.

Certification:

The QCTO will issue the qualification certificate to successful candidates on completion of the EISA.