Career Development and Employability 1

Unit code: SSM2002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Footscray Park


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 10%
Self-directed career search and profile
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 25%
Achievement-focused resume
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 15%
Industry information visit & presentation
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 50%
Career placement report

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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