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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

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: 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of key theoretical and practical issues relating to career planning and developmentLifelong learning
2critically reflect on their current life-career situation and prepare a professional development plan for the futureCreativityCommunication and social skills
3analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectorsLifelong learning
4demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection processCreativityCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate self-awareness in regards to a range of key skills and competencies appropriate to the workplace contextLifelong learning
6evaluate practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues in a professional manner.CreativityLifelong learning

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

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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