Career Planning

Career Planning

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Organise schedules (BSBADM307)
  • Use routine strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG11)
  • Use basic strategies for career planning (FSKLRG03)

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Career Planning – Sydney Course

This Career Planning course is the first module in our series of short courses designed to assist job seekers or people planning a career change to navigate the complexities involved in this process.

This module will assist participants to understand where they are currently placed from a career perspective, where they want to be and some of the steps involved in the journey to that success.

Students will investigate the skills that participants possess from previous employment experiences and also transferable skills they have gained through other aspects of life.

We will look at how these skills can be used to maximum effect by helping participants to develop strategies to employ in the job search journey.

Participants will learn to plan for success and to execute these plans in an efficient manner through the use of effective time management.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this Career Planning course students will learn to:

  • Evaluate key skills and attributes from a career perspective
  • Understand potential barriers and how these can be overcome or minimised
  • Explore career aspirations and what you want from work
  • Set career goals in ways that maximise the chance of success
  • Earn skills to plan to reach these goals
  • Use time management techniques to give the best chance of job seeking success
  • Develop schedules to ensure that job search activities and other responsibilities and obligations can be met
  • Gain an understanding of the job seeking environment and build some resilience to handle the challenges it provides

Course Outcome

At the completion of this Career Planning course students will have developed an understanding of the job seeking journey they are on and have the skills to set goals, put in place plans and work effectively toward the career goals.

Participants will understand:

  • Where they are
  • Where they want to be
  • How to get there

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides additional support to disadvantaged students who have barriers to studying a full qualification. The ACE Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment.

This may include students who are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • living with a disability
  • long-term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • experiencing other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • living in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.

For those that are not eligible for this subsidy please enquire for pricing.

Study Load

This course will run over 15 hours with some additional self-paced activities.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

These skills do not lead to specific vocational outcomes but are designed to assist students with individual career goals.

Unit Components (3)

  • FSKLRG03 Use basic strategies for career planning
  • FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
  • BSBADM307 Organise schedules

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this Career Planning course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

What Can I Study Next?

After completing this study, you can complete any other module in this course series.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the unit of competency, training package or accredited course.

The course is available as classroom based only. Experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.