Career     
Career development
Career consultation
Employability skills  
International student     
Job
Major
Occupation     
Penultimate year
Postgraduate
Prerequisite
Profession
Skill
Tertiary study
Undergraduate
Work

 

Career     

Career is the sequence and variety of work roles (paid and unpaid), which one undertakes throughout a lifetime.

Career development

The process of managing learning, work and leisure across the lifespan to progress towards personally determined and evolving life aspirations.

Career consultation

This is a focussed conversation throughout which a Career Consultant can assist you to enhance your self awareness in relation to the world of work to assist you explore options for suitable careers, identify skills gaps, and provide information and advice on developing and advancing your career, including input on your job search strategies.

Employability skills  

Generic skills and attributes that are required to gain employment and succeed in a workplace and that can be transferred from one situation to another.                                        

International student     

A student who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia and who is studying in Australia on a student visa.

Job

A paid position requiring a group of specific attributes that enable a person to perform tasks in an organisation. May be part-time or full-time for a short or long duration.

Major

A field of study, selected by the student, to be the principle focus and form the largest component of their degree.

Occupation    

An occupation is defined as a group of similar jobs found in different industries or organisations.

Penultimate year

The second to last year of a course.     

Postgraduate

A term used to describe a course for which previous study at an undergraduate level is usually a prerequisite, such as graduate entry bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorates, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.

Prerequisite

A requirement that must be successfully met in order to undertake the course/position.

Profession

A group of disciplined individuals who are recognised by the public as possessing specialised skills and knowledge in a widely recognised body of learning acquired through extensive research, education and training at a high level and who apply this knowledge to assist others. All professions have ethical standards and codes of conduct which individuals in the profession must uphold.

Skill

Proficiency to perform a particular activity or task that can be developed by training or experience.

Tertiary study

Study at University, TAFE or another vocational education provider; the third level of study following Primary and Secondary School.

Undergraduate

A term used to describe a Bachelor degree (including Honours) or diploma course that can be undertaken without prior tertiary study.

Work

Activity which requires mental or physical effort in order to accomplish desired outcomes. A term frequently used in relation to paid employment but which can describe activities which are paid or unpaid.

Definitions drawn from the Australian Blueprint for Career Development.