Campbell Interest and Skill Survey

Measures self-reported vocational interests and skills

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  • Test forms & reports

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    From AUD 16.61
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    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

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  • CISS Manual (Required) Hardcover
    26486 Qualification Level B


    • Transparency masters
    • 3-ring binder

    AUD 148.72

  • CISS Career Planner (sold individually)
    51811 Qualification Level B

    AUD 9.13

  • CISS Q-global Individual Profile Report
    63350 Qualification Level B

    A usage includes the administration (OSA, ROSA, GA), scoring and reporting

    Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting
    Administration Options:

    • OSA - On-screen Administration
    • ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
    • ME - Manual Entry
    • GA - Group Administration

    The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

    AUD 16.61

  • CISS Q Local Answer Sheets, test items included (Pack of 25)
    26480 Qualification Level B

    AUD 56.76

  • CISS Interest/Skill Pattern Worksheets - Optional (Pack of 50)
    26471 Qualification Level B

    AUD 42.13


Publication date:
Completion time:
25 minutes
Age range:
15 years and older
Qualification level:

Product Details

The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) measures self-reported vocational interests and skills. Similar to traditional interest inventories, the CISS interest scales reflect an individual’s attraction for specific occupational areas.

However, the CISS instrument goes beyond traditional inventories by adding parallel skill scales that provide estimates of an individual’s confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities. Together, the two types of scales provide more comprehensive, richer data than interest scores alone.

The CISS instrument focuses on careers that require post-secondary education and is most appropriate for use with individuals who are university bound or tertiary qualified.

How to Use This Instrument

Counsellors, psychologists, and human resource professionals in mental health, business, and educational settings can use the CISS survey to help:

  • Explore new avenues in career development
  • Pinpoint areas of academic study that can build skills and, as a result, increase career options
  • Support personal counselling by identifying occupations or vocations that help meet the individual’s needs
  • Advise displaced and transitioning employees in outplacement programs

Key Features

  • The use of both traditional interest scales and parallel skill scales helps individuals gain a more thorough understanding of suitable career options.
  • The CISS instrument uses easily understood contemporary items.
  • Test items reflect a respect for individuals of different gender, race, religion, and national origin.
  • Combined gender scales allow for the broadest interpretation of survey results.


Orientation Scales
The seven Orientation Scales, 25 Basic Scales are based on Dr. Campbell’s model for occupational orientations. These orientations generally correspond to the familiar RIASEC themes.

Basic Scales
The 25 Basic Scales, which represent parallel interest and skills scores, divide the Orientation Scales into the following categories:
Influencing: Leadership, Law/Politics, Public Speaking, Sales, Advertising/Marketing
Organising: Supervision, Financial Services, Office Practices
Helping: Adult Development, Counselling, Child Development, Religious Activities, Medical Practice
Creating: Art/Design, Performing Arts, Writing, International Activities, Fashion, Culinary Arts
Analysing: Mathematics, Science
Producing: Mechanical Crafts, Woodworking, Farming/Forestry, Plants/Gardens, Animal Care
Adventuring:Athletics/Physical Fitness, Military/Law Enforcement, Risks/Adventure


The CISS instrument was standardized using a reference sample of 5,225 employed men and women representing a wide array of occupations and ethnic backgrounds.

Report Option

Individual Profile Report
The CISS results are presented both numerically and graphically and include narrative comments to facilitate easy interpretation by the respondent. In particular, the report recommends vocations that the respondent should pursue (high interest and high skill), avoid (low interest, low skill), explore (high skill, low interest) and develop (low skill, high interest). Also, a worksheet is available to facilitate action planning, and a two-page file summary is included for use by the career counsellor.

Now Available on Q-global

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessment online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

Remote On-Screen Administration (ROSA)

These assessments can be emailed to clients, teachers, or parents, so that the assessment can be completed at their own location. These assessments are not proctored (supervised). 

If you would like more information, please visit the Q-global product page.



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