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MWL101 - Professional Insight


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Micaela Spiers
Trimester 3: Wayne Read
Trimester 2: Micaela Spiers
Previously:Personal Insight

Completion of 3 credit points of study

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week with an additional 4 x 1 hour class to run in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 9.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week (livestreamed with recordings provided) with an additional 4 x 1 hour recorded class to run in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 9.


The Personal Insight unit is a compulsory unit offered in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce program and is also available to students from other programs and faculties within the University. The University recognises the importance of students gaining professional identity skills to enable them to apply for and effectively participate in the business environment. The unit aims to broaden students’ self-awareness and understanding of their career preparation, develop tools and actions plans, and range of communication capabilities necessary to be successful in both their business and personal lives.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Develop a personal action plan within the context of 21st Century career opportunities

GLO6: Self-management


Explain the role and importance of professional communication as required within organisation

GLO2: Communication


Develop skills and attributes to work effectively as a team-member

GLO7: Teamwork


Critically review industry trends and the impact on future employment expectations.  

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description

Student output

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative due week 

Assessment 1: (Individual) My opportunities - industry and capabilities analysis

2000 words


Week 5

Assessment 2: (Individual (based on group work)) My Profile - Action Plan, Professional Profile - video and reflection

1500 words


Week 8

Assessment 3: (Individual) My Application - application, mock interview and reflection

2500 words


Week 11

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.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Students must successfully complete the online 'Introduction to Professional Identity' module before they can attain access to Assessment 2.

Learning Resource

Texts and reading lists for units can be found on the University Library via the following link. 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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