HRMT5530 Career Development and Employability
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- 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.
- 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..
- 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
- 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.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.