Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,2Session 1,2
OnlineSession 2Session 2
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Assists students to develop their own professional identity in a business related field. Part one covers practical job search skills, resumé 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
Topic 2: The written job application
Topic 3: Effective interviewing and networking
Topic 4: Personality and values at work
Topic 5: Opportunity awareness – Understanding the world of work (field trip/industry panel)
Topic 6: Goal setting and work-life balance
Topic 7: Emotions in the workplace
Topic 8: Decision making and problem solving
Topic 9: Contemporary issues in leadership
Topic 10: Power, politics and influence
Topic 11: Experiential learning for internship and/or graduate careers

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 the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection processKnowledge of a discipline
2synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and developmentKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors.Lifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate the ability to effectively meet the professional requirements of the employment selection process
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. synthesise key theoretical principles, professional skills and individual attributes relating to career planning and development
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. analyse the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment opportunities and career paths in relevant industry sectors.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

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

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

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

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

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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