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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 tourism and hospitality. 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: Managing your career - the science of success
Topic 2: The roles of personality and values in the job search process
Topic 3: Exploring the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a career development tool
Topic 4: Understanding the application process
Topic 5: Interview and selection techniques
Topic 6: Experiential learning for internship and/or graduate positions. 

Organisational behaviour and workplace issues 
Topic 7: Goal setting and work-life balance
Topic 8: The role of emotions in the workplace
Topic 9: Problem solving and decision making
Topic 10: Contemporary issues in leadership
Topic 11: 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

  • Please note that there are many similar books authored by Stephen Robbins – please check the details carefully when purchasing. The prescribed text for this unit will also be used for the Intern Study units MKT01221–4 : Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Jones, M, 2010, OB The Essentials, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442500464.

  • Please note that there are many similar books authored by Stephen Robbins – please check the details carefully when purchasing. The prescribed text for this unit will also be used for the Intern Study units MKT01221–4 : Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Jones, M, 2010, OB The Essentials, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442500464.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.