Course Title: Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to research careers and training opportunities in the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry and develop an individual career path plan. This involves examining the range of activities the industry covers, the types of occupations that are available and the training pathways that can lead to those occupations.

Application of Unit:
This unit of competency is intended to apply to any recognised development program that leads to the acquisition of a formal award at AQF level 3 or higher.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a licence to practice in the workplace. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships and traineeships

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN768 Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry


Develop a career path plan.

Gather information about the engineering and manufacturing industry.

Review plan.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and associated skills required: 
Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired in researching the industry and
developing an individual career path plan. The extent of the essential knowledge and skills
required is given below:
1. Major sectors of the industry
Fine Trades
Heavy Engineering
Production manufacturing
Maintenance & installation
Mineral Products
Plastics, Rubber, Cables
Textiles, Clothing & Footwear
2. Industry structure
Largest employer in Victoria
Predominantly small business
Located mainly in outer suburban Melbourne and
large regional centres
Mainly full time employment
3. Pathways to occupations
VET in schools
• traineeships
• apprenticeships
• diploma/advanced diploma
• apprenticeships
• production
• technicians
• paraprofessionals
• diploma/advanced diploma
• apprenticeships trades
• technicians
• para-professionals
• degrees
• professionals
4. Career path plan
Assessment of own skills and interests
Relevant pathways
Entry requirements for training
Appropriate subjects if still at school
Work experience/placement strategy

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.