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.
Topic 1: Introduction - the industry and job market - the internship placement
Topic 2: Discovering career strengths
Topic 3: Job search strategies
Topic 4: Understanding application and selection processes - writing effective job applications and résumés
Topic 5: The employment interview - interview and selection skills
Topic 6: Career planning and development
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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