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LB5200 - Career Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Academy Division

This subject introduces contemporary concepts of career and career development, and develops the process of personal career planning. Students will explore their individual career aspirations, develop personal career goals, research career and employment trends in their preferred industries, and develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required to support career success. With this knowledge students will undertake skills gap analyses to derive personal developmental goals and prepare an individual career plan to support development of a bespoke career narrative.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically interpret industry employment trends and contemporary workforce requirements to formulate data- based options for a personal career plan;
  • formulate and demonstrate meaningful self-insight into personal career motivations, goals and development needs through the development of a personal career plan;
  • evaluate the career relevance of core professional skills such as problem solving, professional communication and teamwork, and demonstrate these through the formulation of a personal career plan;
  • describe a deliberate and viable plan for effective transition from higher education to employment as the commencement of a personal career plan.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Action plan - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Class Participation: 0%, satisfactory / unsatisfactory (compulsory)

English Language Proficiency as required for admission to the degree, and intermediate professional communication skills.
EG5200, SC5200, MA5890, TO5200


Study Period 82, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Natalia Veles, Dr Elizabeth Knight
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 45 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.