MWL101 - Professional Insight

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Wayne Read
Trimester 2: Ruby Ma
Trimester 3: Wade Halvorson
Previously:Personal Insight

Completion of 3 credit points of study

Incompatible with: MWLM101
Typical study commitment:

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar each week and 4 x 1 hour online lectures (recordings available) in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 9.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1 x 2 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week and  4 x 1 hour online lectures (recordings provided) in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 9


The Professional 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

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

GLO6: Self-management


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

GLO2: Communication


Identify the challenges to inclusivity faced by those from equity groups in gaining employment. 

GLO8: Global citizenship


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

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual)

Report (Analytical)

1000 words


Week 4

Assessment 2:

(Individual) Portfolio

Part A: Skills development analysis           

Part B: Professional Profile development and blog

Part A: 500 words

Part B: 500 word and online profile

Part A: 15%

Part B: 15%

Week 7

Assessment 3:

(Individual) Portfolio 

Part A: Application and Reflection 

Part B: Mock Interview

Part A: 2000 words

Part B: 10 minutes

Part A: 40%

Part B: 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

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MWL101. 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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