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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

School of Media, Film and Journalism


Dr Andrew Johnson



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html). The unit may be offered as part of the Winter Arts ProgramWinter Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/winter-program.html).


The unit equips students with the capacity to manage their careers lifelong. It contextualises this understanding in the history, sociology, economics and future of work. Work legislation and the role of unions and professional associations also provide a setting for exploration of career concepts and theories and their application to the individual. Students will develop a career plan based on an awareness of their skills and aspirations and an understanding of approaches to job search, career decision making and managing change.
The unit will be delivered through a mix of seminars and practicals and will draw upon student's recent or concurrent experience of work.


This subject provides students with:

  1. Practical experience and awareness of job search, networking, application and recruitment processes including interviews;
  2. The opportunity to understand work in terms of its history, politics, economics and sociology;
  3. An understanding of career concepts and theories and their application to individuals, focusing on self-assessment, exploring opportunities, decision making and managing transitions;
  4. A career strategic plan concentrating on employability skills, opportunity awareness and strategies for implementing career development plans.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Arts enrichment units


Twelve credit points of first-year units.