Course Title: Work and Careers

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work and Careers

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Grad School of Bus and Law


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,


RMIT Intl University Vietnam


660H Grad School of Bus and Law


Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011

Course Coordinator: Arthur Shelley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0100

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Emily Mcpherson Building, Melbourne

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is a final semester course for MBA students.

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the current and anticipated trends in the global employment market and the skills, attitudes and techniques needed to successfully launch a successful career and maintain future employability by lifelong learning and personal development.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The following outcomes and capability development are expected to flow from this course:
o The capacity to initiate and complete an effective job search in both the hidden and visible employment markets;
o Generate an enthusiasm for and understanding about the imperative of life-long learning;
o Development of a formal Career Plan that includes consideration about changing aspirations, expectations and pragmatic realities throughout a working life.

The key objective is to provide students with relevant analytical and self-awareness tools to assist them to pursue and obtain suitable and rewarding employment.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can involve discussion with Mentors, lectures and seminars, case studies and various assessable tasks.

The Business Mentoring Program is an integral and assessable component of this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of references will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for the course involves attendance at and participation in mentoring activities, completion of a reflections paper on the experience, a further research and reflections paper covering global employment trends, presentation of a professional resume and formal career plan and a student presentation on a specific topic during contact lectures.