JCU Careers and Employability

JCU Careers

Work Placement Preparation

This Stream contains six modules. It is designed to assist students in obtaining a Work Placement and make a successful transition to the work environment. It provides an opportunity for students to source possible work placement sites, prepare competitive applications, develop and rehearse interview skills, deal with workplace issues, and use the Student ePortfolio to reflect on skills and achievements and record progress.

Seeking Placement Opportunities

Summary

Summary

In this module you will learn: how work placement can assist your career development; what work placement opportunities are open to you; and how to access them. You will also learn how to make the most of your placement opportunity.  
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1 hour
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be familiar with the following:
  • The purpose of a work placement
  • Successful search strategies
  • How to make the most of your work placement opportunity
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. You can leave this module and return to it at any time.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Seeking Work Placement Opportunities Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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Applications for Placements

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to prepare competitive application letters and resumes to apply for potential work placement opportunities.
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1 hour
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be familiar with the following:
  • How to create an outstanding cover letter and resume application to help you to apply for your work placement
  • Your personal transferable skills and how they relate to the industry to which you are applying
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. You can leave this module and return to it at any time.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Applications for Work Placements Activity Book and click the blue download icon.  
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Interviews

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you with preparing for and practicing graduate interviews. It will also detail the skills and strategies to use when seeking a graduate job.
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1 hour
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be familiar with the following:
  • Interview preparation
  • How to respond to a range of interview questions
  • Assessment centres and psychometric testing
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. Also, you can leave this module and return to it at any time.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Interviews Activity Book and click on the blue download icon.    
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Thriving in a Workplace

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to develop strategies to deal with the issues that may arise as you make the transition to a work environment.
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1.5 hours
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will have an understanding of:
  • The Developmental Stage Model (five stages of development students tend to experience while on placement or in a graduate role)
  • The concerns you may experience at each stage and strategies to respond to each concern
These include:
  • How to prepare for the first days on work placement or graduate role
  • How to manage your expectations and preconceptions
  • Some strategies to make a good impression
  • Know how to become workplace ‘savvy’
  • Be able to build and manage workplace relationships
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. Also, you can leave this module and return to it at any time.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Thriving in a Workplace Activity Book and click the blue download icon.  
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Maximising an ePortfolio

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to review existing content in your ePortfolio and work through ways to enhance it.
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1 hour
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
  • Update your ePortfolio to reflect your changing experience
  • Update your ePortfolio to reflect your changing expectations and the changing world of work
  • Use the experiences you have written about in ePortfolio to create a professional application
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. Also, you can leave this module and return to it at any time.  
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Maximising an ePortfolio Activity Book and click the blue download icon.  
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Networking

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to develop techniques to source key information from individuals in the industry.
How Long Will It Take To Complete?

How Long Will It Take To Complete?

Approximately 1 hour
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be familiar with the following:
  • Understand what networking is
  • develop networking skills
  • be more effective at networking in the online age
  • understand Information Interviews
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

You will gain maximum advantage from this module by working step by step through the topics and activities below. Also, you can leave this module and return to it at any time.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Networking Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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