Course Title: Resilience, Adaptability and Self-Care

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Resilience, Adaptability and Self-Care

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Downs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5113

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The development of a professional persona underlies your personal credibility in the business world. To be successful, you will need to develop: a flexible, open-minded approach to incorporating different perspectives; the ability to apply, evaluate and switch strategies or approaches when the initial one is unsuccessful; the confidence to take responsibility for yourself and own your mistakes; an understanding of professional well-being needs and strategies for implementing a positive mind-set, coping mechanisms and self-care processes; as well as the ability to self-reflect and continuously develop your professional self. This course will support you as you develop your professional capabilities through application to a range of business tasks and opportunities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Draw on a range of strategies for overcoming uncertainty and developing resilience.
  2. Evaluate what isn’t working and switch strategies to improve outcomes when responding to failures and learning from errors.
  3. Demonstrate a flexible and open-minded approach to incorporating different perspectives when problem-solving and/or working with others.
  4. Identify and actively address individuals’ well-being requirements in business contexts.
  5. Undertake reflective praxis regarding your progress in developing the professional business attributes required to be resilient and adaptable in changing business environments.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities and online learning. Learning will be supported through in-class and online activities such as: personal development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; practical tasks; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, outcomes and approaches, and by individual consultation.