Are you happy in your job, or are you just drifting along hoping things will improve? Many people don’t realise that exploring your career options and the opportunities for growth or advancement is often just a case of having a plan and undertaking it with proactivity.
Career Planning for Success is an online program that will help you develop your career management skills, including understanding your strengths, weaknesses, values, interests and lifestyle aspirations.
In this personal development course, you will discover how business acumen can enhance your opportunities, gain insights into organisational awareness, and develop a career plan based on your attributes and what you want to achieve.
You will also learn how listening to and applying feedback through performance appraisals can enhance your career, including leveraging constructive criticism for your own self-development.
On completion of this course, you will have enhanced your leadership, communication and decision-making skills to improve your job prospects and give your career the boost it deserves!
Unit 1 - Developing a career plan
Managing your career
Values, interests, skills and lifestyle aspirations
Evaluating a current career situation
Addressing your weaknesses
Developing a vision for a future career
Correcting deficiencies in career goals
Setting a timeline
Developing a career plan
Unit 2 - Developing your business acumen
Characteristics of strong business acumen
Enhancing your leadership and decision-making skills
Company’s competitive advantage
Cost and revenue drivers
Develop an operational perspective
Opportunities for change and innovation
Improving tactical thinking skills
Unit 3 - Gaining insight through organisational awareness
Understanding and developing organisational awareness
Motivating staff in their chosen career
Working more effectively
Assessing organisational and group culture
Influencing others and driving change
Unit 4 - Getting your career on the right track
Exploring your career options
Internal advancement and development opportunities
Making lateral moves within an organisation
Creating and implementing a promotion plan
Using a promotion plan
Strategies to advance your career
Making a break and moving on
Managing a career and keep it on track
Unit 5 - Using Performance Appraisals to Advance Your Career
Managing performance appraisal process
Periodic and annual appraisals
Appraisal types (monthly or quarterly)
Performance appraisal opportunities
Preparing for a performance appraisal
Receiving constructive criticism
Seeking corrective action
Presenting accomplishments at an appraisal
Advancing your career with a performance appraisal
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 2 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for individuals seeking to develop their career management skills.