Career Planning

Career Planning

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Organise schedules (BSBADM307)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
  • Use routine strategies for career planning (FSKLRG10)

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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 also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.

Course Outline

In this Career Planning course students will learn:

*Evaluate their 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

Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

Prerequisite: Essential

Students will undertake an initial assessment of language, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that this course is suitable for their ability levels.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: where you will find everything you need to know about NSW Government subsidies before you enrol.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit is required upon enrolment followed by an interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit.

Career Opportunities

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

Unit Components (3)

*FSKLRG05 Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks
*FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
*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 training package.
This program is delivered face to face in a classroom where experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material in a fun and interactive manner.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.
Other areas of delivery assessed on request.
Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.