Introduction to the Workplace - DIPP1112

Faculty: DVC (A) Board of Studies

School: Professional Practice Program Office

Course Outline:  DIPP1112 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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DIPP1112 is a career development course aimed at increasing competitiveness and employability.

This course teaches students how to:
  • Assess strengths, interests and values
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Build a professional profile
  • Excel in the recruitment process
Introduction to the Workplace empowers students with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to plan, engage in and critically reflect upon their careers. It prepares students to enter the contemporary workplace by developing a deeper understanding of workplace contexts, cultures, recruitment practices and expectations of professionals across a range of industries.

Introduction to the Workplace covers four principal topics: self-assessment, professional profile, workplace literacy and opportunity attainment. The course is facilitated through student-centred and active learning approaches to engage students in their learning through participation in 2 days of face to face seminars, with additional input from industry and alumni guest speakers, and with online learning activities to enrich the face-to-face experience. These weekly online activities and assessments utilise multi-media such as videos and interactive lessons and are designed to support a diverse cohort of students, allowing flexibility in their learning.

Assessment tasks in Introduction to the Workplace are designed to engage students in active, relevant and productive learning. Students will use the online environment to engage in the course assessment, for example, through discussion forums, quizzes and chats and through developing their professional portfolio. This portfolio will enable them to engage in recruitment and networking activities and include documents such as a resume, cover letter and achievement statements. Students will also conduct information interviews with targeted organisations and practice their interview skills on video.

The course can be completed as a General Education, Elective (please confirm with your Faculty) or core course for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Policy and Research.

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