• Offered by ANU College of Business and Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject College of Business and Economics Administration
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics, Marketing, Business Administration
  • Work Integrated Learning Other
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

This course is designed to raise students' awareness of the necessary knowledge for a successful pursuit of career opportunities. Students will undertake practical training on how to develop employability skills and capabilities by taking advantage of available resources and services in preparation for the future world of work. By completing this course, students will achieve an in-depth understanding of modern recruitment practices, gain a rich exposure to industry expectations across different professions, incorporate their learning into their chosen career paths, and execute their job search and application process for success. Students will enjoy learning from academics with expertise in employability, career specialists and industry experts.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the opportunities and challenges associated with developing employability fundamentals
  2. Acquire evidence, resources and services for the development of employability skills appropriate for modern workplaces
  3. Assess one's own employability skills and job readiness
  4. Apply knowledge and skills to build an employability portfolio based on core disciplinary achievements
  5. Build and evaluate strategies to enhance employability for professional practice through multiple communication channels
  6. Reflect upon the skills required to successfully engage in professional practice

Work Integrated Learning


Students will, through other formats, engage with organisational partners for planned authentic activities, or through purposeful links to curriculum and specifically designed assessment, that integrate theory with the practice of work.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Employment-readiness self-assessment and career plans (20) [LO 1,3,5]
  2. Employability portfolio (30) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Learning reflections (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Group presentation (20) [LO 1,2,5,6]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


Students taking this course are expected to commit approximately 10 hours a week to complete the academic requirements. This will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in the course, students must have completed a minimum 24 units of their undergraduate studies

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading

Tran, N., Pham, T., Tomlinson, M., Medica, K. and Thompson, C. (2020). Building and utilizing employability capitals: Graduates’ strategies across contexts. Routledge.


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.

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6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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