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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we examine contemporary issues in career development, including the meaning of work, workplace professionalism, and rapid changes affecting the future of work. This subject will encourage students to evaluate and make connections between the knowledge and skills they have developed in a range of settings including academic studies, paid and unpaid work, and co-curricular activities. Career development theories will be discussed in relation to career planning and the transition from university to professional employment.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct a narrative of your development of skills, knowledge and experience gained from study, employment, volunteering and extra-curricular activities

Self-directed study / readings Reflective questions and self-evaluation activities Online forum discussions

02. Discuss theories of change, transition and the meaning of work as they relate to careers, and apply these to your stage of career development

Reflective activities Self-directed study / readings Self-assessment tasks

03. Examine how career theories and perspectives on the future of work might explain your own career decision making and development

Self-directed study / readings Group discussions Reflective activities and self-assessment tasks

04. Critically evaluate contemporary issues in career development and reflect upon how these may impact on future employment

Self-directed study / readings Essay Online forum discussions Group project and presentation

05. Analyse current perspective on wellbeing and resilience and reflect on how these connect to your own career and life motivations

Self-directed study / readings Group discussions

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