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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Please note that there are many similar books authored by Stephen Robbins – please check the details carefully when purchasing. The prescribed text for this unit will also be used for the internship units (Internship A and Internship B). : Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Jones, M, 2010, OB The Essentials, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442500464.

Session 2

  • Please note that there are many similar books authored by Stephen Robbins – please check the details carefully when purchasing. The prescribed text for this unit will also be used for the internship units (Internship A and Internship B). : Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Jones, M, 2010, OB The Essentials, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442500464.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Study Period 5

  • Please note that there are many similar books authored by Stephen Robbins – please check the details carefully when purchasing. The prescribed text for this unit will also be used for the internship units (Internship A and Internship B). : Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Jones, M, 2010, OB The Essentials, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442500464.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio20%
Report50%

Gold Coast (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (5 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 4 hours (4 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio20%
Report50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio20%
Report50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio20%
Report50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Employment Application30%
Portfolio20%
Report50%
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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