This unit aims to bring students into career maturity before they graduate from the course. Students learn the skills, knowledge and insights to become proactive and strategic career builders and gain an understanding of the variety of career options within related industries aligned to sport, recreation & sport science sectors. They learn the importance of gaining work-related experience and also develop understanding to improve their career outcomes. Students learn job hunting skills by securing a career placement of their choice. This placement should improve their career options and employability after graduation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SSM2002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of work and career choices and requirements;  
  2. Prioritise and reflect on a broad range of strategies for achieving own career and learning goals;  
  3. Collaborate effectively with responsibility for own and team outcomes, to complete tasks, evaluate and respond to own and others performance using given parameters; and  
  4. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, on a broad range of contemporary topics as a professional demonstrating significant control over key genres/text types.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Self-directed Career Search and Profile 10%
Assignment Achievement-focused Resume 25%
Presentation Industry Information Visit & Presentation 15%
Report Successful completion of 70 hours, written reflection based on placement and evaluation from host supervisor. 50%

Required reading

Career Development and Employability Report Writing Guidelines,
Dressler, A 2018,
Melb: Victoria University Publication (amended by Mary Grant, 2018).

Career Development and Employability guidelines,
Funk, R 2018,
Melb: Victoria University Publication (amended by Mary Grant, 2018).

Required texts provided in class and online.

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