Enhancing South Korea’s Vocational Counselling Certification System: A comparative analysis with Australia


  • Sujin Kim




Career development, career counselling, South Korea, higher education, professionalism


This study examines strategies to enhance South Korea’s vocational counselling certification system, drawing on the Career Development Practitioner scheme in Australia. An analysis is provided of Australia’s model, which involves practice-oriented competencies defined and updated by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). This research recommends several key initiatives to improve provision in South Korea, including enhancing eligibility criteria, implementing maintenance and revocation mechanisms, instituting a centralised governing authority akin to the CICA, and introducing specialised undergraduate and graduate programmes focused on career counselling. These insights contribute to the advancement of South Korea’s vocational counselling certification system.


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