BUS110 Workplace Learning 1 (8)

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
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School 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
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 5 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

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.

Special Resources

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

Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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

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