- One Semester or equivalent
- 150 hours - online component
Aims and objectives
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.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Exhibit an understanding of career theory, planning and management.
2. Exhibit a capacity to apply skills which reflects an understanding of current discipline-related skills, employability skills, labour-market trends and employment opportunities.
3. Critically review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of skills, attributes, strengths, and values for job-readiness.
4. Identify discipline-specific skills, transferrable and employability skills for the development of a professional portfolio.
5. Use professional communication and technological skills to create a discipline-specific professional presentation.