This unit of study aims to equip students with the skills, capabilities and experiences which will maximise their potential to secure employment and progress in their careers. It provides students with essential career development and planning skills and knowledge by concentrating on ‘employability’ in the context of the world of work. The design of this unit is focussed on the development of capability to gain employment and progress careers by providing opportunities for students to critically reflect on skills and strengths, market themselves effectively online, in a resume and at job interviews.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Reflect upon, analyse and communicate personal skills, attributes, strengths and values in a job readiness and career progression context
  • Analyse and summarise required skills and opportunities for employment in a chosen industry
  • Identify and demonstrate employability skills for job readiness and career progression
  • Develop and prepare a discipline-specific career path plan
  • Demonstrate an understanding of career theory, planning and management, and relevant industry and labour-market trends

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 15% 
Assignment 2Individual 35% 2,3,5 
Assignment 3Individual 50% 3,4 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

  • Achieve an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more.


  • Self-assessment
  • Industry research
  • Career planning frameworks
  • Job readiness preparation

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.