Course Title: Undertake career planning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6141 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Title: Undertake career planning

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL7103C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email: doug.gourlay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to plan one’s own career. It includes self-assessment of skills and abilities, investigation of possible career opportunities, developing and implementing a career plan and monitoring progress against the plan.

This unit applies to those working in generalist or specialist roles within the public sector.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPGEN031 Undertake career planning

Elements:

1. Conduct self-assessment

2. Identify possible career opportunities

3. Develop and implement career plan

4. Monitor progress


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  •  analysing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT)
  •  conducting skills audits and skills gap analyses
  •  developing strategies for the management of one’s own career
  •  managing personal change and planning

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  •  strategic approach to career planning
  •  self-assessment to identify values and preferences
  •  performance management
  •  career development options
  •  workforce trends
  •  succession planning
  •  changing demographics and workforce skill needs
  •  organisational planning for human resources at a strategic level

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning effectiveness and final performance in the course.

Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.