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PRF4010 - Labour Market Analysis and Career Planning

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Janne Skinner


Not offered in 2007


This unit provides students with a critical understanding of the changing Australian labour market. This unit will

  1. develop students' understanding of the processes of professional job markets;
  2. critically engage students in the generalist/specialist debates in education and labour market circles;
  3. develop students' ability to analyse labour markets (including current and future changes) to identity skill requirements and career potential;
  4. provide students with practical instruction in a number of labour market related activities such as resume preparation, job search and interview skills; and
  5. develop and extend students' career-management skills and capacities.


Skills interpretation exercise (equivalent to 3,000 words): 30%
Career potential and management plan (including CV) (equivalent to 1,500 words): 20%
Research project (4,500 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week