MWL101 - Professional Insight

Unit details

Year:

2021 unit information

Important Update:

Our aim is to provide you with an optimal learning experience, regardless of how this unit is delivered.

For Semester 1/Trimester 1 2021, teaching will be delivered in line with the most current COVIDSafe health guidelines.  This may include a mix of online and on-campus activities.  Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of Semester/Trimester.

Thank you for your flexibility and commitment to studying with Deakin in 2021.

Last updated: 16 November 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: Wayne Read
Trimester 2: Micaela Spiers
Trimester 3: Wade Halvorson
Previously:Personal Insight
Prerequisite:

Completion of 3 credit points of study

Corequisite:Nil
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.

 

From Trimester 2 2021:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week plus 4 x 1 hour live (and recorded) classes 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.

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Plan for a professional career and develop an understanding of the knowledge, experience and skills required in a dynamic employment market.

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Communicate for a range of professional purposes both orally and in writing.

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Evaluate teamwork skills in the context of preparing for a professional career and identify and plan for their ongoing development. 

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO4

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

Assessment Description

Student output

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative due week 

Assessment 1:(Individual) Report (Industry and Capabilities Analysis)

1500 words

20%

Week 4

Assessment 2:

(Individual) Portfolio (1000 Words) 30%  

Part A: Skills development analysis           

Part B: Professional Profile development and blog

 

 

 

500 words

500 word and online profile

 

 

15%

15%

Week 7

Assessment 3:

(Individual) Portfolio (2000 Words) 50% 

Part A: Application and Reflection 

Part B: Mock Interview

 

 

2000 words

10 minutes

 

 

40%

10%

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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