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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Assists students to develop their own professional identity in a business related field. Part one covers practical job search skills, resumé writing and interview skills. In part two, students evaluate the role of personality, values, ethics and other key aspects of organisational behaviour in the contemporary workplace.

Unit content

Topic 1: Managing your career
Topic 2: The written job application
Topic 3: Effective interviewing and networking
Topic 4: Personality and values at work
Topic 5: Opportunity awareness – Understanding the world of work (field trip/industry panel)
Topic 6: Goal setting and work-life balance
Topic 7: Emotions in the workplace
Topic 8: Decision making and problem solving
Topic 9: Contemporary issues in leadership
Topic 10: Power, politics and influence
Topic 11: Experiential learning for internship and/or graduate careers

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
2 synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and development
3 analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
  2. synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and development
  3. analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.