BUS114 Contemporary Employability and Learning (6)

This subject is the first of a series of employability and professional practice subjects which focus on employability skills, personal skills and career planning. This subject has a particular emphasis on enhancing professional knowledge of working in a business environment, and understanding the value of workplace learning and lifelong learning. Students will also audit, reflect on, and expand on their employability skills.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS114. 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



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Subject Relationships

BUS110 some overlapping content
BUS111 some overlapping content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the relationship between workplace learning, lifelong learning, career and life development, and apply this personally;
  • be able to understand and evaluate the needs and drivers of regional businesses;
  • 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; and
  • be able to reflect on personal career and life choices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The 'why' of WPL: History, foundational theory, contemporary thinking, benefits and challenges
  • Reflective practice
  • The business environment and industry engagement in regional Australia
  • Understanding the relationship between self, work, society and the economy
  • Lifelong learning and learning theory
  • Employability skills

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.