Course Title: Prepare for employment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1071

Course Title: Prepare for employment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to prepare effectively for employment.  The course will focus on developing knowledge of Australian workplaces and their work practices and requirements. You will have an opportunity to develop your own goals in regards to future career paths and improve your employability and work readiness. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20007 Prepare for employment


1. Identify workplace expectations

2. Research a selected industry

3. Describe workplace functions and layout of a range of workplaces

4. Reearch an employment opportunity

5. Prepare a current portfolio to showcase skills

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for employment.  These skills include:

- communication skills

- language and literacy skills for accessing, evaluating and developing an employment portfolio

- planning and organising skills

- problem solving and self-management skills to self-assess personal strengths and weaknesses and develop appropriate strategies

- technology skills to access and use the internet to research employment opportunities

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout this course and includes the following:

oral/written questions

portfolio project

mock interview