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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

Completion of 144 credit points or equivalent of admitted course.

Unit aim

Provides students with a systematic approach to developing a strategy for entry into the employment marketplace. In particular, attention is focused on understanding the needs of employers in the sport, health and fitness industries and on communicating to secure a job. In this unit students will actively seek and undertake the equivalent of a three-week full-time internship with a public, community, or private enterprise organisation in order to obtain practical on-the-job experiences - while providing a beneficial and worthwhile opportunity for the host organisation.

Unit content

  • Introduction - the industry and job market - the internship placement
  • Discovering career strengths
  • Job search strategies
  • Understanding application and selection processes - writing effective job applications and résumés
  • The employment interview - interview and selection skills
  • Career planning and development

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 collect information on internship and employment opportunities from a variety of sources Knowledge of a discipline
2 evaluate their individual preferences, skills, aptitudes, qualifications and experience Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 make effective enquiries about internship and employment positions Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 prepare a résumé that matches their qualifications to the needs of the position and write effective cover letters and supporting statements for employment applications Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
5 prepare for the job interview and present themselves professionally in job interview situations Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
6 discuss some of the major factors contributing to successful career planning and development Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
7 demonstrate that they have successfully completed a 3-week (120 hours equivalent) internship with a host organisation, and critically appraise their own performance with that organisation. Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

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

  1. collect information on internship and employment opportunities from a variety of sources
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate their individual preferences, skills, aptitudes, qualifications and experience
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. make effective enquiries about internship and employment positions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. prepare a résumé that matches their qualifications to the needs of the position and write effective cover letters and supporting statements for employment applications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. prepare for the job interview and present themselves professionally in job interview situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. discuss some of the major factors contributing to successful career planning and development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. demonstrate that they have successfully completed a 3-week (120 hours equivalent) internship with a host organisation, and critically appraise their own performance with that organisation.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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