Career Development and Employability 2

    Unit code: SSM3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    SSM2002 - Career Development and Employability 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit is designed to facilitate a successful transition to employment in the fields of sport and recreation management, outdoor recreation, youth work, exercise and sport science. Students follow a career development model to further develop their ability to proactively manage a career throughout their life. To enable students to advance employment opportunities the unit will integrate: self-understanding activities; career strategic plans; networking; interview techniques; and methods to generate a professional image and workplace achievements. It progresses critical understanding of how to identify strengths and competencies through education; employment experiences; work integrated learning; and extracurricular experiences. The unit enhances job hunting strategies and career insights to establish a career-focused placement designed to provide a pathway into a chosen field and improve the students current employment status.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Analyse and reflect on skills, career values and personality to gain a clear career direction;
    2. Research and analyse sport and recreation industries, and align personal skills and career values to the job market;
    3. Advance self-marketing skills for lifelong career development focussing on communicating achievements during job interviews and professional image management;
    4. Adapt and synthesise theoretical knowledge and skills to the workplace by undertaking a career placement in a responsible, accountable and collaborative manner;
    5. Build on existing business communication skills and practices to enhance capability to be an effective professional communicator; and
    6. Exercise independent critical thinking, practices and judgements and reflect within the career placement at the workplace setting.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 20%
    Completion of a range of self-marketing activities including a career pitch and LinkedIn profile, for use at networking opportunities
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Analysis and alignment of personal data aligned to industry market trends acquired through career exploration
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    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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