Unit description

Prepares students for work in tourism and hotels. Part one covers practical job search skills, résumé writing and interview skills. In part two students evaluate the role of personality, values, ethics and other key aspects of organisational behaviour in the contemporary workplace.

Unit content

Topic 1: Managing your career - the science of success
Topic 2: Understanding the employment application process
Topic 3: The roles of personality and values in the job search process
Topic 4: The Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a career development tool
Topic 5: Goal setting and work-life balance
Topic 6: The role of emotions in the workplace
Topic 7: Decision making and problem solving
Topic 8: Contemporary issues in leadership
Topic 9: 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio30%
Report40%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio30%
Report40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio30%
Report40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio30%
Report40%
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

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