Overview

This unit aims to equip Swinburne graduates with the skills, competencies, capabilities, experiences and attributes which will maximise their potential to secure employment and progress their careers. It provides students with essential career planning and career management skills, knowledge and expertise, focussing on ‘employability’ in the context of the 21st century world-of-work. The design in this unit of study intends to develop in students the capability to gain employment and manage and progress their careers. The unit compliments discipline-specific professional portfolios, providing opportunities for students to critically reflect on skills and strengths, market themselves effectively online, in a resume and at job interviews.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Summer
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
02-January-2024
11-February-2024
Last self-enrolment date
02-January-2024
Census date
12-January-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
02-February-2024
Results released date
27-February-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Winter
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
17-June-2024
28-July-2024
Last self-enrolment date
17-June-2024
Census date
28-June-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-July-2024
Results released date
13-August-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Exhibit an understanding of career theory, planning and management
  • Exhibit a capacity to apply skills which reflects an understanding of current discipline-related skills, employability skills, labour-market trends and employment opportunities
  • Critically review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of skills, attributes, strengths, and values for job- readiness
  • Identify discipline-specific skills, transferrable and employability skills for the development of a professional portfolio
  • Use professional communication and technological skills to create a discipline-specific professional presentation

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
11.50 12 weeks 138
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Synchronous Lectures
1.00 12 weeks 12
TOTAL150

Assessment

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

Content

Stage 1 - Awareness

  • Future Work Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Career Development Theory
  • Values Recognition

Stage 2 - Me in the world

  • Labour Market Trends and Analysis
  • Social Intelligence
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication

Stage 3 - Launch my career

  • Create your own opportunities
  • Career and Job Readiness
  • Personal Branding and Promotion
  • Professional Portfolio

Study resources

Reading materials

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