Course Title: Careers in Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Careers in Practice

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Michael Hastings

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7847

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 220.4.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course looks at frameworks for career development and the application of careers education in schools, organisations and / or other settings. Applying initiatives such as competency-based approaches, the course focuses on the skills required to research, devise and implement career development programs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The capabilities participants can expect to develop, include:

 Applying frameworks for career development
 Applying careers education in schools and / or other settings
 Developing and applying a competency based training program
 Applying curriculum resources in career education and development programs
 Understanding a programmatic approach to careers practice
 Consulting and negotiating with stakeholders to develop and implement effective career development programs
 Applying Action Research principles to reflect on program implementation and its impact on stakeholders

As above

Overview of Learning Activities

The course study guide contains a number of different tasks that students complete as part of their learning in the course. For example, activities and self-tests are short exercises that are designed to check students understanding of the material that has been presented. Some activities also form the basis of written assignments.

Overview of Learning Resources

Student study packs in CD format include (a) an introductory guide, which provides an overview of the course and contains information on assessment and general course administration, (b) a study guide, which contains the course content, and (c) a resource book, which contains a range of support material for the study guide. Students are also encouraged to communicate with each other via online discussion board. Print-based study packs will be provided in exceptional circumstances.

Overview of Assessment

There are four assignments associated with this course, which in total are equivalent to a 7,000-9,000 word essay. Assignment due dates are negotiated by students (i.e., within guidelines) based on their course commencement date.