School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Preparation for Professional Life
  • Unit Code

    CCA3111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Kay Elizabeth HEARN

Description

Completion of this capstone unit will enhance Communications and Arts graduates' employability, ensuring a successful transition from University to professional life and/or further study. In this unit students will reflect critically upon their degree and learn to frame their graduate capabilities in preparation for securing employment in a range of careers. A series of related projects, including a learning journal and discipline/industry specific project, will showcase individual strengths and promote meaningful connections between tertiary education and employment. Students will benefit from tailored guest lectures to provide experience in community, industrial and/or research activities.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded HMN3111

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Construct a weekly reflective journal incorporating individual strengths and capabilities in relation to the elective modules chosen.
  2. Critically assess personal competencies in relation to professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate a consolidation of higher level applied communication and collaboration skills.
  4. Design and present (pitch) a case, an oral exercise that communicates an awareness of the benefits of reflection and the skills gained during the capstone unit.
  5. Engage in career networking.
  6. Obtain, analyse and interpret information relating to global professional practice and employability skills.

Unit Content

  1. Career development planning and resources.
  2. Conceptual structures through which to understand career development.
  3. Models of curriculum vitae, cover letters, and examples of successful grant applications, book proposals, other self-marketing techniques.
  4. Oral presentation skills and interview techniques.
  5. Reflective analysis of undergraduate programme for critical self-assessment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Teaching and learning processes may include: Tutorials, Guest lectures from a range of industries, Independent study and Online support.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCareer Plan50%
PresentationPresentation20%
ProjectProject30%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCareer Plan50%
PresentationPresentation20%
ProjectProject30%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Preparation for Professional Life
  • Unit Code

    CCA3111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    4
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Kay Elizabeth HEARN

Description

Completion of this capstone unit will enhance Arts and Humanities graduates' employability, ensuring a successful transition from University to professional life and/or further study. In this unit students will reflect critically upon their degree and learn to frame their graduate capabilities in preparation for securing employment in a range of careers. A series of related projects, including a learning journal and discipline/industry specific project, will showcase individual strengths and promote meaningful connections between tertiary education and employment. Students will benefit from tailored guest lectures to provide experience in community, industrial and/or research activities.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded HMN3111

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Gather evidence of learning and experiences related to personal employability skills in relation to professional practice.
  2. Reflect on learning and experiences, to integrate work completed inside and outside university.
  3. Explore appropriate strategies to enhance ongoing personal development in order to identify potential future pathways.
  4. Demonstrate a consolidation of higher level applied communication and collaboration skills.
  5. Obtain, analyse and interpret information relating to global professional practice and employability skills.
  6. Refine digital profile to enhance employability and professional practice.

Unit Content

  1. Career development planning and resources.
  2. Conceptual structures through which to understand career development.
  3. Models of curriculum vitae, cover letters, and examples of successful grant applications, book proposals, other self-marketing techniques.
  4. Oral presentation skills and interview techniques.
  5. Reflective analysis of undergraduate programme for critical self-assessment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Teaching and learning processes may include: Tutorials, Guest lectures from a range of industries, Independent study and Online support.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCareer Plan50%
PresentationPresentation20%
ProjectProject30%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCareer Plan50%
PresentationPresentation20%
ProjectProject30%

Core Reading(s)

  • Sherfield, R., & Montgomery, R. J. (2001). Capstone: Succeeding beyond college. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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