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Professional Orientation (Commerce) (11010.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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This unit has focus on transition into university, and looking forward towards the transition out of university into the workplace. All aspects of the unit will be considered through an evidence-based professional lens (i.e. not simply foundational university skills, but putting these skills within their professional contexts). This unit also provides an understanding of skills required by graduates of a commerce degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by commerce graduates in the workplace, and develop a personal and academic plan to achieve these;

2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an ePortfolio;

3. Be able to articulate the importance of career planning; and

4. Develop an appropriate personal brand using an online portal.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per week (one 1 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial).





Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

9799 Foundations of Professional Planning, 11011 Professional Orientation (Business), 11012 Professional Orientation (Government & Policy) and 11507 Professional Orientation (Fundamentals).

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