Professional development sessions

The professional development sessions are conducted throughout your first and second year of study. Each session is tailored to prepare, motivate and equip you with career-ready skills, before your placement begins. Below are the professional development sessions you will be attending.

First year students

Note: You are only required to attend one of each session listed below (i.e. either a Wednesday or Thursday).

All sessions will run from 12:30 – 1:30pm on a Wednesday or a Thursday 4pm Wednesday Ballarat and Gippsland, Fridays in Berwick.

Please note you are required to attend one of each session listed below as a compulsory requirement of the program.

Session

Date

Gippsland

Ballarat

Berwick 11am – 12pm

Session 1: Career Planning

8 or 9 March

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E205

10 March Building 903 Room 1141

Session 2: Articulating your skills

22 or 23 March

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

E205

4pm 22/03 E305

24 March Building 903 Room 1141

Session 3: Articulating your attributes

29 or 30 March

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

E205

4pm 29/03 E305

31 March Building 903 Room 1141

Session 4: Applications and Resume writing

12 or 13 April

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 12/04 E305

7 April Building 903 Room 1141

First draft resume due

28 April

   

Session 5: Applications, Cover Letters and Key Selection Criteria

10 or 11 May

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

Wed E327- Thurs T306

4pm 10/05 E305

12 May Building 903 Room 1141

Session 6: Job Search Skills

24 or 25 May

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E325

4pm 24/05 E305

26 May Building 903 Room 1141

Draft applications due

19 June

   

Final application due

7 August

   

Session 7: Introduction to Interviews-Part 1

9 or 10 Aug

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 9/08 E305

11 August Building 903 Room 1141

Session 8: Introduction to Interviews-Part 2

23 or 24 Aug

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 23/08 E305

25< August Building 903 Room 1141

Session 9: Interview Preparation Coping with Nerves

6 or 7 Sept

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 6/09 E305

8 September Building 903 Room 1141

Session 10: Part 1 - Mock Interviews

11 or 13 Sept

18 or 20 Sept

TBC

TBC

Y135

Y135

15 September Building 903 Room 1141

Session 11: Part 2 – Interview Debrief

12 or 14 Sept

19 or 21 Sept

TBC

TBC

Y135

Y135

22 September Building 903 Room 1141

Second year students

All sessions will run from 12:30 – 1:30pm on a Wednesday or Thursday in Ballarat and Gippsland.

Please note you are required to attend one of each session listed below as a compulsory requirement of the program.

Session

Date

Gippsland

Ballarat

Session 1: Reflection and Assessment

15 and 16 March

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

16/03 12pm E205 17/03 12pm E325

Session 2: Networking

5 and 6 April

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

12:30-1:30 pm 5/03 6/03 E307

Session 3: Host organisations day

Wednesday 26 July

Time: 10am to 2pm

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

10am – 2pm T203B

Session 4:Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

16 and 17 August

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

16 & 17 Aug 12:30-1:30 E307

Session 5: Closure – Elevator Pitch

27 and 28 September

This session is 12pm – 1pm

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

26 & 27 Sept 12:30 – 1:30 E307

Session: 6 Certificate Presentation

Friday 13 Oct

This session is 12pm to 1.30pm

1S210

13 Oct 12pm – 1:30

P811