• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Maria Liwag
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

 The overarching goal of this course is to help students develop a deeper understanding of theory and research in the area of career development and planning and to demonstrate how such knowledge is pertinent for the effective management of the students’ career prospects. The course operates under the assumption that an in-depth understanding of career issues will help students become a successful employee or leader and will assist with their long-term career goals and aspirations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Better manage their own careers, in general,and prepare for the job search process, in particular;
  2. Conceptualise and implement projects working in teams;
  3. Articulate awareness and insights about their strengths and growth areas and develop practical strategies to apply these insights in managing their own career development;
  4. Determine a career path that best suits their values, interests, personality, and skills;
  5. Identify factors influencing employees and their careers;
  6. Compare and contrast the various theories of career choice and development; and,
  7. Articulate an in-depth understanding of theory and research in the area of career development.

Indicative Assessment

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36 hours of direct participation, plus 72 hours of reading, preparation, group work and written work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed textbook. Indicative sources of relevant readings:

Students are encouraged to investigate a range of readings in their exploration of this subject.  The following books may be of interest:

Baruch, Y. (2004). Managing careers: Theory and practice. England: Pearson Education.
Bright, J., & Earl, J. (2004). Resumes that get short-listed. Australia: Allen.
Brown, D. (2007). Career information, career counseling, and career development (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
Feldman, D. (1988). Managing careers in organizations. Glenview, Scott, Foresman.
Greenberg, J. (1995). Behavior in organizations: Understanding and managing the human side of work. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
Harrington, B. & Hall, D. (2007). Career management and work-life integration: Using self-assessment to navigate contemporary careers. Los Angeles: Sage publications.
Johns, G. (1988). Organizational behavior: Understanding life at work. Glenview: Scott, Foresman.

Relevant Periodicals:
Some topics in career planning are reasonably dynamic and the relevant material in books may date quite quickly. It is therefore important to read and explore around the prescribed text/readings and to monitor relevant periodicals (both practitioner as well as academic journals). I strongly recommend that you use the following journal resources for the integrative research summary (note that this is only a partial list of journals which publish research on career-related issues):
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Learning and Education
Administrative Science Quarterly
Applied Psychology: An International Review
Australian Journal of Career Development
British Journal of Management
Canadian Journal of Career Development
Career Development International
Career Development Quarterly
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Journal
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
Journal of Business and Psychology
Journal of Management Education
Journal of Career Assessment
Journal of Career Development
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Management
Journal of Management Studies
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Journal of Vocational Behavior


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2501 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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