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Unit Overview


The goal of this unit is to assist students to enter and successfully participate in the workforce with a set of well-developed generic and transferable skills required of new graduates. These skills include strategies to build a person's employability, application of effective professional communication skills (oral, written, non-verbal), conducting effective workplace-related interviews, public speaking and presentations, team-based cooperation and collaboration, and development and presentation of a project plan. This unit values providing work-integrated experiences whereby the student can be involved in agency-based project work, listen to speakers and case studies from various industry stakeholders. The unit endeavours to match with students' future interests and learn skills that develop people's work-readiness. The focus is to use interactive workshops, on-line supporting content/resources, and working with agencies to develop these skills for work/professional practice. Students will work individually, in pairs and in small teams to develop and apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in tasks and activities.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Public Health; Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequences
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply the set of core knowledge and skills for successful participation in work/professional practice.; (2) explain the various strategies to build a person's employability and for seeking work in their selected profession.; (3) demonstrate the application of effective workplace/professional communication skills (public speaking, presentations, written, non-verbal) using appropriate information, conventions, formats, digital systems and tools.; (4) apply the principles and procedures of work-related time and project management.; (5) develop the skills to recognise and respond to differing and diverse perspectives in work-related activities and to manage conflict.; (6) apply effective decision-making and problem-solving approaches; and (7) demonstrate team-based cooperation and collaboration to achieve team goals/outcomes.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) career profile; (2) project plan; and (3) interview style test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Helena Iredell
Unit rules
Successful completion of level 1 24 points
or level 2 Unit(s) and any one
PUBH1101 Health and Illness in Human Populations
or PUBH1102 Health and Globalisation
or ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or ANHX1101 Human Biology 1 (Becoming Human)
or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or ANHX1102 Human Biology 2 (Being Human)
or ANTH1002 Global Change, Local Responses
or PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain
or PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
or IMED1001 Form and Function
or IMED1002 The Facts of Life
HSMD2216 Health Science Professional Practice
Contact hours
workshop: 2.5 hours per week

Recommended readings are provided via LMS (Learning Management System) and CMO (Course Materials Online).

  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.