Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Career and Personal Development

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This unit is concerned with an introduction to the world of work covering labour market information, career planning, job search techniques, curriculum vitae preparation, interviewing skills and questions and correspondence.

- Realising strengths and fulfilling potential - Evaluate aptitude, styles and potential growth areas, the core elements of professional excellence, developing professional power, effective self management.
- Enhancing your thinking - Understanding thinking processes, core of interpersonal effectiveness.
- Achieving results in pressure situations - Working productively with colleagues, managing stress productively.
- Building your professional reputation - Amplifying effectiveness through networking, demonstrating political intelligence.
- Preparing and presenting winning proposals - Successful proposal writing, compiling effective proposals, presenting proposals.
- Creating desired results - Assembling a success strategy, controlling the work environment.
- Management skills.
- Critical thinking skills.
- Public speaking.
- Dress code.

Study-unit Aims:

To emphasise personal responsibility and initiative in the workplace, effective management and working productively with others to enhance professional success and the success of the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to use the comprehensive professional skills acquired to help him/her remain focused, work effectively with colleagues, develop networks and expertise, and build a reputation for delivering results.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Develop skills to achieve maximum productivity and effectiveness in their work environment.
- Build and leverage their professional reputation.
- Get results working with different personality types.
- Maintain focus in pressure situations.
- Work productively within the political environment in their workplace.
- Make a balanced choice between professional and personal commitments.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Cottrell S. Skills for success: The personal development planning handbook. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan; 2010.
- Raelin JA. Personal career development for professsionals. USA: Beard Books; 2002.
- Ricketts C. Leadership: Personal development and career success. 2nd ed. USA: Delmar; 2003.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Online Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Alison Anastasi
Annalise Attard

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