Career and Professional Development

    Unit code: HFB3136 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    St Albans
    HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4; and
    HFB2234 - Evidence Based Practice; and
    HFB2232 - Paramedic Clinical Science 2 (Trauma); and
    HFB2233 - Paramedic Clinical Science 3 (Medical Emergencies 2); or
    HHB2000 - Social Epidemiology (applicable for HBHL students ONLY)
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    The unit aims to support and facilitate students to become proactive and strategic career builders and gain an understanding of how to identify the career opportunities as graduates of a Health Science degree. It uses an integrated approach of delivery by using self-understanding and reflective activities, goal setting, networking and interview techniques, generating a professional image and exploration of a wide range of employment opportunities to equip students towards graduate employment. It develops a critical understanding of how to identify and highlight the value of strengths and competencies through their education, employment experiences and work integrated learning and extracurricular activities to improve their career outcomes. Leadership and mentoring will be evaluated in terms of the potential these experiences have to improve student employability. Students will learn about various potential employers, including those that relate to their specific fields of employment. Students will learn about the legal and professional responsibilities to undertake continuing professional development and inclusive of any regulatory or registration bodies codes of conduct and requirements. Continuing education, formal and informal professional learning and development activities and career opportunities in relevant fields will also be explored.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Develop, reflect on and evaluate a broad range of strategies for achieving own career goals;
    2. Analyse skills, career values and personality to gain a clear career direction and plan;
    3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of potential career options; and
    4. Advocate personal achievements and self-market in a professional manner suitable for employment.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 10%
    Group Career Exploration (500 words)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 30%
    Personal Resume (total equivalent 1500 words)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 60%
    Group Interview and Analysis (2500 words)

    Required reading

    Readings and references and/or their links will be provided in the VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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