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BUS110 Workplace Learning 1 (8)

Abstract

This subject is the first of a series of three subjects which focus on employability skills, personal skills and career planning. The subject has a particular emphasis on enhancing professional knowledge of working in a business environment, expanding on employability skills and building on practical experience. Students may have the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop their employability skills through a placement with a host organisation; by undertaking a project or higher duties in their existing workplace; or, in agreed circumstances, by undertaking a range of structured learning activities.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS110
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify personal examples of key employability skills, evaluate where personal skills require development and create a plan of action to show how skills will be developed;
  • be able to discuss the relationship between learning and career and life development, and apply this personally;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement or equivalent;
  • be able to identify personal career and life choices, go on to develop a strategy to achieve these, begin to apply them and appraise their efficacy; and
  • be able to reflect on personal career and life choices.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Life-long learning supportive of career goals
  • Communication including types of business communication and negotiation
  • Teamwork and relationships in work and life
  • Problem solving and assertiveness
  • Self-management and learning
  • Planning and organising
  • The role of reflective practice
  • Locating and using information effectively to aid personal career development and networking
  • Understanding the relationship between self, work, society and the economy
  • Making career enhancing decisions and the role of mentors

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 5 days duration. Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 35 hours of activity completed as: a work placement with a new host organisation;  a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer ; or, in agreed circumstances,  structured learning activities.

Specialised Resources

Travel may be required to attend a work placement with a host organisation.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.