HRMT5530 Career Development and Employability

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit presents an overview of the evolution of career development theory in a social, economic and historical context and provides a tool kit of practical applications for developing the workforce and developing an individual career. Students will learn how to identify and assess the impact of local and global social, economic, political and technological changes and factors, forces and trends influencing the workplace and career related options and choices, together with individual, social, organisational and other influences on career related choices, transitions and labour market participation.

Recent literature has identified the need for professionals and leaders to acquire knowledge in the areas of self-management and the management of others to contribute to organisational performance. This unit develops personal, interpersonal and organisational skills that distinguish outstanding people managers and industry leaders. Being a successful manager requires more than content knowledge and technical skill. Through industry engagement and practical activities, this unit provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their own career development plan, as well as to investigate organisational best practice in enhancing the employability of the workforce.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply career development theories and frameworks into practical organisational strategies; (2) demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection as a tool for their own career development and planning; and (3) explain the link between career development and its relationship to improved employee engagement and organisational performance..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study report; (2) written self-reflection; and (3) online career portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jacquie Hutchinson
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
As part of this unit concentrates on the development of an individual career development strategy, ideally students will enroll in this unit towards the end of their course.
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Note
This unit develops personal, interpersonal and organisational skills that distinguish outstanding people managers and industry leaders. Through industry engagement and practical activities, this unit provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their own career development plan, as well as to investigate organisational best practice in enhancing the employability of the workforce.
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