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.

SessionDateGippslandBallaratBerwick 11am – 12pm
Session 1: Career Planning8 or 9 MarchWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E20510 March Building 903 Room 1141
Session 2: Articulating your skills22 or 23 MarchWed 2W267 - Thurs1S210E205
4pm 22/03 E305
24 March Building 903 Room 1141
Session 3: Articulating your attributes
29 or 30 MarchWed 2W267 - Thurs1S210E205
4pm 29/03 E305
31 March Building 903 Room 1141
Session 4: Applications and Resume writing12 or 13 AprilWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E306
4pm 12/04 E305
7 April Building 903 Room 1141
First draft resume due28 April   
Session 5: Applications, Cover Letters and Key Selection Criteria10 or 11 MayWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210Wed E327- Thurs T306
4pm 10/05 E305
12 May Building 903 Room 1141
Session 6: Job Search Skills24 or 25 MayWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E325
4pm 24/05 E305
26 May Building 903 Room 1141
Draft applications due19 June   
Final application due7 August   
Session 7: Introduction to Interviews-Part 19 or 10 AugWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E306
4pm 9/08 E305
11 August Building 903 Room 1141
Session 8: Introduction to Interviews-Part 223 or 24 AugWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E306
4pm 23/08 E305
25< August Building 903 Room 1141
Session 9: Interview Preparation Coping with Nerves6 or 7 SeptWed 5N158 - Thurs1S210E306
4pm 6/09 E305
8 September Building 903 Room 1141
Session 10: Part 1 - Mock Interviews11 or 13 Sept
18 or 20 Sept
TBC
TBC
Y135
Y135
15 September Building 903 Room 1141
Session 11: Part 2 – Interview Debrief12 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.

SessionDateGippslandBallarat
Session 1: Reflection and Assessment15 and 16 MarchWed 5N158 - Thurs1S21016/03 12pm E205 17/03 12pm E325
Session 2: Networking5 and 6 AprilWed 2W267 - Thurs1S21012:30-1:30 pm 5/03 6/03 E307
Session 3: Host organisations dayWednesday 26 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Wed 2W267 - Thurs1S21010am – 2pm T203B
Session 4: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills16 and 17 AugustWed 5N158 - Thurs1S21016 & 17 Aug 12:30-1:30 E307
Session 5: Closure – Elevator Pitch27 and 28 September
This session is 12pm – 1pm
Wed 5N158 - Thurs1S21026 & 27 Sept 12:30 – 1:30 E307
Session: 6 Certificate PresentationFriday 13 Oct
This session is 12pm to 1.30pm
1S21013 Oct 12pm – 1:30
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