APE101 - Create Your Own Career

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered Trimester 1 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 2018, re-offered 2019


Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Alison Burns





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit introduces Arts, Humanities and Social Science students to principles of professional development in order to increase students’ understanding of how their studies can contribute to their skill set and employability and enable them to make informed decisions about their studies and potential career pathways. As such the unit focuses on career development learning and is organised around four themes: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and work-integrated learning. Drawing on the experiences of established professionals and recent graduates, the unit explores how Arts, Humanities and Social Science degrees can facilitate graduate employability, and considers what is involved in developing your personal professional brand. The unit also addresses the skills required for undertaking work-integrated learning successfully in preparation for APE201 Individual Professional Project and APE202 Team Professional Project.


Seminar exercises, 1600 words (4 x 400 words), 40%

Report 1 (career interview and reflection), 1200 words, 30%

Report 2 (professional development plan), 1200 words, 30%

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