This unit is developed and delivered by Jill Latham. It is designed to support students to develop their employability – the set of individual attributes, understandings and skills that make individuals more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations (Knight & Yorke, 2003). The content is necessarily practical and is underpinned by psychological principles, models of employability and evidence-based approaches to professional development practice.
The unit involves substantial self-reflection through completion of individual questionnaires and reflection activities. As a result, the student should develop a robust understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses relevant to the work context.
Students learn to set goals and design development action plans based on goal directed self-regulation.
A focus on developing practical workplace skills assists students to navigate potentially emotionally charged workplace situations- stakeholder management, stress, providing and responding to feedback and working in teams.