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1. Identify an industry of interest to you. Research and critically analyse industry trends for your
selected target industry. Forecast potential changes for the next 5 years. What are the factors
causing change at the moment? Consider presenting this in three parts:
a) What jobs are expected to change or disappear?
b) Why is this happening?
c) What changes do you forecast for the next 5 years?
Suitable methods for addressing this section and suggestions for suitable sources will be covered in seminars
and podcasts.
You should expect that you will need a minimum of 5-6 references for this section. Please make sure that the
references are current. News articles and academic journal articles from the last 24 months are
recommended.
Suggested word count: 400 - 600 words
2. Research and select a job cluster. Consider presenting this in two parts:
a) Why did you choose this job cluster? (see the readings supplied for weeks 1 and 2)
b) What skills and knowledge are expected?
i. Personal soft skills (e.g. teamwork, communication)
ii. Technical knowledge and skills (e.g. database management, customer service, bookkeeping,
event management, social media campaign analysis)
Suitable methods for addressing this section and suggestions for suitable sources will be covered in seminars
and podcasts. You should expect that you will need a minimum of 2-3 references for this section.
Suggested word count: 300-400 words
3. Review your current capabilities, discipline knowledge and areas where you are developing skills
or knowledge.
First, complete the assessment tools in Career Guru listed below. Instructions are shown in the Assignment 1
folder and your Week 2 slides. Make sure you save the PDF or take a screen shot of the results. Full copies of
these will be presented in your appendices.
a. Temperament
b. Learning Styles
c. Resilience

Page 3 of 6
In the body of your report, present a list or diagram showing your key findings. Then discuss your
findings. Consider presenting this in three parts:
a) Review your experiences and identify relevant experiences and results that showcase your abilities.
Use the SHAPES tool to analyse your habits and abilities. Note that you will have the opportunity in
seminars to discuss these, but suggestions may include community or volunteer activities, school
leadership roles, sporting activities or casual work.
b) Review your academic performance to date. Are there any units where you have done well, shown
specific abilities, or particularly enjoyed?
c) Discuss your key findings clearly demonstrating your strengths and areas for improvement.
In seminars 1-3 you will be introduced to a number of self-assessment tools and activities.
Suggested word count: 600 – 700 words
4. Prepare a Gap Analysis and SWOT. Consider presenting this in two parts:
a. Describe the skills and knowledge that you need to develop to meet industry standards.
b. Prepare a SWOT showing your strengths and weaknesses (from section 3) and opportunities
and threats from section 1 and 2. Consider presenting this in a table format.
Examples and suggestions will be covered in seminars 2-3.
Suggested word count: 200-300 words
5. Presentation and formatting
The assessment must be presented in a Business report format. Tips on how to structure a business report
can be found here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/academic-skills/reportwriting.
As a business report, it is expected that your work will be free from errors (spelling and
grammatical). It is strongly recommended that you proof read your work and use a grammar and spell check
application prior to submission

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