Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course will prepare students for their capstone project/placement whilst embedding many critical skills for successful work life.

Students will examine embodying Indigenous interests in communication, career development and professional and entrepreneurial identities. Students who successfully complete this course will develop strategies for communication via the multiple methods including social media and utilise opportunities to apply them. They will be encouraged to develop strategies for resilience to aid their response to new experiences like learning new software, new work and employer expectations.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of the complexity of workplace cultures to individual and group entrepreneurial and professional behaviours and tasks

2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of organisational structures, technologies and how to negotiate them

3. Apply extensive research and communication skills in written, verbal and online literacies

4. Develop professional written pieces for application to the career and workplace context


Module 1: Communication for the workplace

Module 2: Career planning and preparing for work

Module 3: Being a professional

Topics may include: learning new technologies; innovation and entrepreneurship; preparing for work including addressing selection criteria, communication skills and informal and formal performance reviews; performing as a team member and leader; workplace expectations; career strategies and career planning; reflecting on your strengths.



Students must be active in the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies or the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and have successfully completed ABOR1001 and ABOR 2001 to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1 (30%)

Presentation: Podcast/Presentation (30%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 (40%)

Contact hours



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.