BUS386 Employability and Professional Practice 2 (6)

This subject focuses on people at work through the development and application of a personal reflection on diversity, tolerance and forms of bias; Australian Indigenous Cultural Competency; and the development of cultural competence in general. The Indigenous Australian content in this subject builds on students completion of IKC101 and considers Australian Indigenous perspectives and contributions to workplace and business practices. Students will also develop their language and communication skills, in the context of diversity in the workplace, and reflect on the learnings from this subject. This subject expands upon the skills, knowledge and personal insights gained from BUS114 Contemporary Employability and Learning and BUS224 Employability and Professional Practice 1.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to Study Centre students and other students unable to take BUS385, with the approval of the Course Director and the Sub Dean Workplace Learning.

Subject Relationships

BUS385 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives and contributions to workplace and business practices;
  • be able to present an integrated view of the various disciplines of business: to understand how a multi-disciplinary perspective can be used to address issues relevant to Australian Indigenous communities;
  • be able to use self and professional critical reflexivity to develop discipline specific and culturally appropriate skills for working effectively with Indigenous Australian and a range of diverse colleagues, clients, businesses, persons and/or communities;
  • be able to reflect on and question personal values and ethics in developing a social justice lens, and in relation to areas such as tolerance, forms of bias, diversity and power;
  • be able to use appropriate language and communication strategies to inform the resolution of workplace challenges related to cultures or diversity; and
  • be able to evaluate and reflect on personal and professional development.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Ethics, power and values
  • Indigenous Australian Content in Courses (IACC)
  • The Indigenous business sector
  • Cultural competence
  • Understanding diversity, tolerance and bias
  • Language and communication in a diverse workplace

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.