Introduction to the Workplace - DIPP1112

Faculty: DVC (E) Board of Studies

School: Professional Practice Program Office

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

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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Introduction to the Workplace prepares students to enter the workplace with a deeper understanding of workplace contexts, recruitment practices and expectations of professionals across a range of industries. It is a core course in the Diploma of Professional Practice (DPP).

Students will develop reflective capabilities in assessing their personal interests and strengths as well as the ability to articulate their self-assessment results to potential employers. Students will also build on the ability to apply career development competencies in identifying suitable placement and/or employment opportunities.

Assessment tasks in Introduction to the Workplace are designed to engage students in active and productive learning. Students will develop a Portfolio for recruitment and networking purposes, including documents such as a resume, cover letter and key skill statements. Students will also conduct information interviews with targeted organisations and practice their interview skills using voice blogs.

Introduction to the Workplace is a pre-requisite for the work placement courses that follow, Professional Experience 1 (PE1) and Professional Placement 2 (PP2). This course can also be completed as a General Education course in a student's primary program.

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