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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Develops professional skills necessary for gaining employment in a student's chosen field. Includes goal setting, job search skills, résumé writing, interview skills, insights into organisational behaviour and practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues. A key component of this unit is the development of a personalised Professional Development Plan.

Unit content

Professional development and preparation for the workforce
Topic 1: Experiential learning for internship and/or graduate positions
Topic 2: Understanding the application process
Topic 3: Interview and selection techniques
Topic 4: Managing your career - the science of success
Topic 5: Exploring the roles of personality and values in career development
Topic 6: Goal setting and work-life balance

Organisational behaviour and workplace issues 
Topic 7: The role of emotions in the workplace
Topic 8: Problem solving and decision making
Topic 9: Contemporary issues in leadership
Topic 10: Power, politics and influence

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of key theoretical and practical issues relating to career planning and development
2 critically reflect on their current life-career situation and prepare a professional development plan for the future
3 analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors
4 demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
5 demonstrate self-awareness in regards to a range of key skills and competencies appropriate to the workplace context
6 evaluate practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues in a professional manner.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of key theoretical and practical issues relating to career planning and development
    • GA5:
  2. critically reflect on their current life-career situation and prepare a professional development plan for the future
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate self-awareness in regards to a range of key skills and competencies appropriate to the workplace context
    • GA5:
  6. evaluate practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues in a professional manner.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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