2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This unit introduces students to three key principles of professional development planning – how to identify, research and pursue their preferred career path and how to develop their employability and professional skills throughout their studies and working life.
The self-awareness section works on identifying their strengths and weaknesses, what they want from work and how to find potential careers.
The industry awareness sections mentors students through researching an industry by interviewing a professional their preferred field.
The decision making section helps them identify steps they can take during their degree to improve their employability.
The work integrated learning sections helps them to explore opportunities to undertake internships, volunteer, study overseas or travel to build their experience and skills. This is designed to prepare students who wish to undertake APE201 Individual Professional Project and APE202 Team Professional Project or any other internship units within their own degree.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify key employability skills that are developed via their chosen course of study and understand how these skills can be evidenced
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate awareness of career opportunities and pathways into industries/professions of interest to them
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their current skill set and identify priorities for development
GLO4: Critical thinking
Develop and present a personalised professional development plan
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Seminar exercises
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Report 1 (career interview and reflection)
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: APE101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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