This unit of study introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to successfully lead and influence people in an increasingly global and diverse workplace. Unit content is drawn from relevant theories and evidence with students applying the underpinning principles from these theories to develop effective interpersonal skills, self-reflective practices, self-development goals and plans, leadership and employability skills. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are important to building a career regardless of disciplinary specialisation. Example topics include: the importance of understanding and reflecting on one's own values and career goals/interests, communication, teamwork, ethical and social responsibility, inclusive leadership, cultural awareness and competency, as well as professional skills.
1.5hr tutorial each week, 1.5 hour lecture every 4 weeks (4 in total), weekly online lectures (video podcasts), guided learning material and quizzes.
career plan report (30%), team report (15%), team presentation (10%), tutorial attendance and participation (10%), final exam (35%)
Completion of 48 credit points including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001