AWL100 - Your Future Direction

Unit details

Year:2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Erin Hawley
Trimester 2: Erin Hawley
Trimester 3: TBA
Prerequisite:

Nil

It is highly recommended that students complete 3 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

MWL101

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, plus 1 x 1-hour seminar per week with an additional 4 x 1-hour interactive workshops with guest presenters across the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, plus 1 x 1-hour seminar per week (livestreamed and recorded) with an additional 4 x 1-hour interactive workshops with guest presenters across the trimester.

Content

This unit is designed to help you make the most of your time at Deakin. It aims to empower you to make informed decisions about course pathways and career strategies that can support your personal values and professional aspirations, build your industry contacts and peer networks, and help you achieve the impact you want to make in the world – no matter where you currently are in your career journey. You will discover approaches that can help you set your goals for the future and identify the skills you will need to get there. In the process, you will learn how internships and other forms of experiential learning and community engagement can allow you to apply the concepts and principles from your studies to your professional and creative practice, helping to develop your discipline-specific expertise and employability skills as well as your sense of purpose and professional identity. You will also be introduced to digital tools that can help you evidence your personal and professional competencies and craft a compelling narrative about the contributions you want to make to the communities in which you live and work.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Identify key employability skills relevant to their chosen field of study and employ strategies to develop and evidence the advancement of these skills.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management
ULO2 Critically review local, national and global industry trends and the impact on future work, and demonstrate an awareness of career pathways.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management
ULO3 Investigate professional development skills (e.g. awareness, planning, application, digital identity) in order to apply for or create work opportunities to progress their career.

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management
ULO4 Evaluate their own personal strengths, skills and attributes, and prepare and present a personalised professional development plan.

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Online Quizzes 2 x multiple choice quizzes 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 – Interview and Reflection 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 – Professional Development Plan 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via: AWL100

Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.