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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 1060

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
156801

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4 & 5)
Course owner

Course owner
Business Services

Course aim

This course will assist students to refine career direction, recognise opportunities to enhance employability, make informed career decisions, develop pre-professional identity and utilise contemporary career planning, development and management strategies.

Course content

This course introduces students to the concept, and significance, of professional identity and career planning, development and management. It equips students with knowledge and tools to enhance career decision-making capacity through exploration of self, learning about the world of work, and awareness of career-focused opportunities and activities.

Topics include: career development planning theory and strategies; labour market information; self-assessment and reflection to inform career decision-making; understanding occupational skills requirements; building professional identity verbally, in writing and online; communicating value to employers; recruitment and selection; career planning.

Textbook(s)

Rook, S 2019, The Graduate Career Guidebook, 2nd edition, Red Globe Press

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Online Activities 1 hour x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 1600 words or equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2000 words or equivalent 45% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Report 1600 words or equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2000 words or equivalent 45% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Report 1600 words or equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2000 words or equivalent 45% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Report 1600 words or equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2000 words or equivalent 45% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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