JCU Careers and Employability

JCU Careers

Workplace Resilience

This Stream contains seven modules. It is designed to assist final year students in developing skills to manage their professional career. It provides an opportunity for students to undertake an audit of their workplace skills, develop strategies to deal with typical work pressures, rehearse advanced skills needed in most workplaces, make a successful transition to a new graduate position and continue to using the Student ePortfolio.

Managing Stress and Pressures

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you in dealing with the typical pressures experienced in the workplace.
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:
  • Recognising your stress indicators
  • Strategies for use both within the workplace and throughout everyday life
  • Awareness and strategies for dealing with prolonged and heightened stress levels, as well as depression
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 Managing Stress and Workplace Pressures Activity Book and click the blue download icon.  
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Life Balance

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to contemplate your own ‘work–life balance’. You will work on your own definition of life balance, managing the different roles you choose and the strategies to adopt when the balance changes.
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:
  • Assessing your current work-life balance
  • Strategies to deal with an unbalanced lifestyle
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 Life Balance Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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Managing Your Finances

Summary

Summary

This module will help you to manage your finances with tips for planning your personal budget.
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:
  • Setting goals and planning your finances
  • Budgeting for now and the future
  • Purchasing wisely
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 Managing Your Finances Activity Book and click 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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Teamwork

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to understand how teams work and your role within teams.

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:
  • the characteristics and roles of a successful team
  • the stages and thinking styles of team members
  • an introduction to understanding conflict
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

During your studies at JCU, and beyond in the workplace and community, you are likely at some stage to become a team member. The following module describes the characteristics of a successful team – for example, shared goals, well-defined tasks and a balance of skills and styles. You will gain an enhanced understanding of the features of a successful team by working through this module. All groups and teams progress through stages affected by the length of the project or the arrivals and departures of team members. This module explains how teams form and the stages they move through as a work group. It also looks at different roles adopted in a team situation, thinking styles and understanding conflict.
Important

Important

Click on the Activity Books icon at the top of the screen, find the Teamwork Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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Effective Workplace Communication

Summary

Summary

This module will assist you to understand, recognise and implement different communication strategies.
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:
  • Understand the principles of effective workplace communication
  • Be able to identify and develop appropriate conflict resolution skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively in various written workplace documents such as business letters, emails and phone messages
Working Through This Module

Working Through This Module

Effective communication skills are important for any occupation, industry or work experience site. You may have been successful in your Work Placement or job interview, landed yourself a Work Placement or position and are now preparing yourself for your role in the workplace. The following resources and activities will help build your awareness of different communication styles and strategies. This module is divided into 5 main topics: General Communication, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Written Communication. 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 Effective Workplace Communication Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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Self-Understanding 3

Summary

Summary

This module will help you gain an understanding of your value system, career influences, interaction styles, personal attributes and life goals. You will complete reflective activities that aim to assist you to build on your career-related profile and to achieve working in a career pathway that is aligned with your profile.
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 be familiar with the following:
  • Clarifying your value system
  • Personal attributes that are valued in the workforce
  • How you interact with others
  • The importance of support networks
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 Self Understanding 3 Activity Book and click the blue download icon.
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