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Unit description

Equips students with the skills and capacity to manage and inform their own professional identity in contemporary business careers. Students will explore techniques, tools and processes that will provide the background and context for career choices.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to career management

Topic 2: Self-assessment

Topic 3: Personal branding

Topic 4: Current and future workplace trends

Topic 5: Job search strategies

Topic 6: Future-proofing your career

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
1synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and developmentKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection processKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3utilise self-assessment tools to develop practical strategies to manage a lifelong careerKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4differentiate and apply various techniques for successful lifelong career planningLifelong learning

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

  1. synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and development
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. utilise self-assessment tools to develop practical strategies to manage a lifelong career
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. differentiate and apply various techniques for successful lifelong career planning
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective essay of career theories and values30%
Job application35%
Career Development Plan35%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective essay of career theories and values30%
Job application35%
Career Development Plan35%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective essay of career theories and values30%
Job application35%
Career Development Plan35%
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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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