Professional development sessions

Professional development program 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

8th or 9th March

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E205

10th March Building 903 Room 1141

Session 2: Articulating your skills

22nd or 23rdMarch

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

E205

4pm 22/03 E305

24th March  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 3: Articulating your attributes

29th or 30th March

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

E205

4pm 29/03 E305

31st March  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 4: Applications and Resume writing

12th or 13th April

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 12/04 E305

7th April  Building 903 Room 1141

First Draft Resume Due

28th April

   

Session 5: Applications, Cover Letters and Key Selection Criteria

10th or 11th May

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

Wed E327- Thurs T306

4pm 10/05 E305

12th May  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 6: Job Search Skills

24th or 25th May

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E325

4pm 24/05 E305

26th May  Building 903 Room 1141

Draft Applications Due

19th June

   

Final Application Due

7th August

   

Session 7: Introduction to Interviews-Part 1

9thor 10th Aug

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 9/08 E305

11th August  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 8: Introduction to Interviews-Part 2

23rdor24th Aug

Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 23/08 E305

25th August  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 9: Interview Preparation Coping with Nerves

6th or 7th Sept

Wed 5N158  - Thurs1S210

E306

4pm 6/09 E305

8th September  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 10: Part 1 -  Mock Interviews

11th or 13th Sept

18th or 20th Sept

TBC

TBC

Y135

Y135

15th September  Building 903 Room 1141

Session 11: Part 2 – Interview Debrief

12th or 14th Sept

19th or 21st Sept

TBC

TBC

Y135

Y135

22nd 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

15th & 16th March

Wed 5N158  - Thurs1S210

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

Session 2: Networking

5th & 6th April

Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S210

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

Session 3:Host Organisations day

Wednesday 26th July

Time: 10am to 2pm

Wed 2W267  - Thurs1S210

10am – 2pm T203B

Session 4:Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

16th & 17th August

Wed 5N158  - Thurs1S210

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

Session 5: Closure – Elevator Pitch

27th & 28th September

This session is 12pm – 1pm

Wed 5N158  - Thurs1S210

26 & 27 Sept 12:30 – 1:30 E307

Session: 6 Certificate Presentation

Friday 13th Oct

This session is 12pm to 1.30pm

1S210

13th Oct 12pm – 1:30

P811