Course Title: Participate in job seeking activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5911

Course Title: Participate in job seeking activities

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

Course Contact : Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20009 Participate in job seeking activities


   3. Prepare a resumé                                                                                                          

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Compile a personal profile of work and education history.
3.2 Select relevant information and determine appropriate format.
3.3 Compile information in chosen resumé format.
3.4 Review effectiveness and accuracy of final version.


1. Gather and evaluate
information on

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect information on employment opportunities from a
variety of sources.
1.2 Evaluate the information collected according to employment
1.3 Make enquiries to follow up information using appropriate
communication strategies.


2. Access the hidden job

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Access a range of internet sites to identify job vacancies.
2.2 Identify and access personal networks for job opportunities.
2.3 Cold call a range of enterprises using appropriate techniques


4. Apply for a job

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify an appropriate position according to own skills and
4.2 Identify job requirements for the position.
4.3 Obtain information on the enterprise or business.
4.4 Gather supporting documentation according to application


5. Prepare the application

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Prepare a letter of application in response to an advertised
5.2 Prepare a letter of application for cold canvassing.
5.3 Address key selection criteria in a written application.
5.4 Identify and document referee details.
5.5 Draft the application and seek feedback from an appropriate
support person.
5.5 Develop final application.


6. Participate in a job

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Confirm interview details and requirements.
6.2 Anticipate possible questions and a range of suitable answers.
6.3 Demonstrate a range of strategies for different types of
6.4 Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques.


7. Evaluate personal
performance in the job
seeking process.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Identify and seek feedback on strengths and areas of
7.2 Propose strategies for improvement.

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.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities will include:

Class discussion

Role Plays


Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is presented in a timetable format. You will be given a timetable for your program

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include:

- observation

- research project

- short answer questions

- mock interview

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will recieve feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task 1- You will participate in a role play of a job interview

Assessment task 2 -  The assessor will ask you some questions

Assessment Matrix

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