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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

Postgraduate - Unit

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




Not offered in 2016


The unit advances students' understanding of challenges faced by job seekers and currently employed individuals. It enhances students' knowledge of the major theories of career development and career counselling. Students learn to plan and implement career development programs at all levels of an individual's development, and empower life choices through career counselling in various cultural settings. They also learn how to help individuals in understanding and responding to changes and challenges at the workplace.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the employment challenges faced by job-seekers and contemporary labour market trends
  2. evaluate challenges faced by those in the work place and those seeking employment
  3. demonstrate advanced level skills in planning and implementing career development counselling.


Seminar presentation (2000 words, 50%)
Participation and practice-based project (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 36 hours of engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms
  • Additional requirements (all students):
    • Independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester

    See also Unit timetable information

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