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ATS2743

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrew Johnson

Notes

Previously coded WLI2000

Synopsis

This unit equips students with the capacity to manage their careers lifelong. It contextualises this understanding in the history, sociology, economics and future of work. Work legislation and the role of unions also provide a setting for exploration of career concepts and theories and their application to the individual. Students will develop a career plan based on an awareness of their skills and aspirations and an understanding of approaches to job search , career decision making and managing change.
The unit will be delivered through a mix of lectures and tutorials, and will draw upon students recent or concurrent experience of work.

Outcomes

This subject provides students with:

  1. The opportunity to contextualise work in terms of its history, politics, economics and sociology;
  2. An understanding of career concepts and theories and their application to individuals, focussing on self-assessment, exploring opportunities, decision making and managing transitions;
  3. The opportunity to develop a career strategic plan concentrating on employability skills and strategies for implementing career development plans; and to develop practical job search strategies.

Assessment

Written assignments: 75%
Online quizzes and activities: 15%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

1 hour seminar and a 1.5 hour practical

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in approved discipline, as per the area of study

Prohibitions