Course Title: Participate in job seeking activities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1071

Course Title: Participate in job seeking activities

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)

EMPL5911

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact Email: elizabeth-anne.cotter@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

In this course you will develop skills necessary for the job seeking process.  You will learn how to research and evaluate job opportunities and how to apply for suitable employment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20009 Participate in job seeking activities

Elements:

1. Gather and evaluate
information on
employment
opportunities

2. Access the hidden job
market.

3. Prepare a resume

5. Prepare the application

6. Participate in a job
interview
 

7. Evaluate personal
performance in the job
seeking process.
 

4. Apply for a job


Learning Outcomes

In this course you will explore the following topics:

language and literacy skills to read, interpret and evaluate information from a range of
employment sources and to write a job application using conventional language and spelling


· communication skills to make inquiries concisely, clearly and at the appropriate time. make
timely and appropriate telephone contact using clear and concise language and participate in a
job interview using appropriate communication techniques to answer questions, clarify
information and seek information


· problem solving skills to select and apply personal presentation style appropriate to the position,
evaluate information on job opportunities and select relevant information to match strengths and
organisational needs and to write an application to match selection criteria


· planning and organising skills to follow up work information through a variety of means and to
access and organise documentation required to support a job application


· self management skills to seek and respond to feedback on job application and to evaluate own
performance in order to make improvements


· technology skills to access information about job opportunities on the internet and to use
computer applications to prepare a resumé and job application.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include:

- observation

- research project

- short answer questions

- mock interview