The 32 week coursework component of the Professional Year is broken up into eight topics. Each topic is delivered over four weeks^: two weeks of classroom sessions, one week of internship preparation (interviews, CV writing and digital portfolio development) and one week filled with workplace simulated activities.
Bring your own device (BYOD)
With increased use of educational tools throughout the Navitas Professional Year - Engineering coursework, participants will need to bring their own device (e.g. laptops, tablets) during training sessions in order to fulfill work-simulated activities.
BYOD minimum requirements are as follows:
- Operating System: Windows 8 Home Edition or later
- Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD 2.0 Ghz or better
- RAM: Minimum 4 GB, recommended 8GB
- Hard Drive: 128GB SSD (256GB SSD recommended if not using Cloud storage)
- Display: 13 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) with a built-in webcam
- WiFi: 802.1x compliant
- USB Headsets with microphone
- Device must be fully charged
Navitas Professional Year job preparation topics are:
- Australian workplace culture - Designed to provide both an overview and insight to the expectations of appropriate, safe working behaviours in the Australian context. Combines practical skill development through activity and professional knowledge to demonstrate competence to a level of understanding and applying safe work practices.
- Working with diversity/Making a presentation -This combines the practical skills development required for professional presentations. The trainer will show you industry models to ensure a successful presentation every time. Integrated to this module is the subject of diversity and how to approach the many people who create the Australian workplace.
- Customer service and research skills - This topic allows you to take a deep dive on the industry of your choice to understand the winning strategies, understand the drivers of customer service in that industry and be equipped to make an outstanding impression for employment success.
- Networking skills - It provides a practical, professional outcome for any emerging professional, with the topic creating opportunity to leverage industry exposure. A wide range of individual techniques are explored, both digital and personal, so that the emerging professional can pick and choose the ones that fit their natural style.
- Business meetings - We help you hone meeting skills in a safe environment with constructive and immediate feedback regarding professional practice and expectations. This will ensure that you can use the suite of tools appropriately and with confidence is vital to deliver respectful, professional practice and drive outcomes.
- Workplace relationships - Aside from having specific professional knowledge and skills of your industry, being able to work effectively with people is vital to the success of a professional. The workshop includes a review of common personality insights and recognition of observable behaviours to quickly assist with building trust.
- Innovation skills - Innovation is not something that just happens, it is a refined skill that is practiced. Learning the skills to apply is shared in this topic and with practice and application the emerging professional will be able to stay abreast of, challenge and cultivate new innovative ideas.
- Employability skills^ - Taking each of the components from the program, this topic is now ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the emerging professional own toolkit, skills and connections to build a successful employment and career platform upon.
^Employability skills is 2 weeks only.
Embedded within the job preparation topics is the BSB40215 - Certificate IV in Business and it is a nationally accredited course under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
With this qualification, participants use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse information from a variety of sources. Participants may provide leadership and guidance to others with limited responsibility for the output of others.
Successful completion of assessment tasks will form part of the qualification that make up BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business. It includes the following units of competency:
Units of competency
- BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
- BSBADM405 Organise meetings
- BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
- BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
- BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
- BSBREL401 Establish networks
- BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
- BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
- BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
- BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
Your coursework is competency based requiring you to complete assessments. Navitas Professional uses a range of assessments including:
- Case Study – Fault Finding
- Written Test – Quiz/Short Answer
- Report/Workplace Document/Research
Program enhancements for Professional Year Program participants
The simulated workplace requires you to attend class dressed appropriately for the workplace. Business attire is compulsory during these sessions. Your trainer will become your workplace manager where you will complete work related activities that utilise educational technology tools. These tools include video conferencing, infographics, video editing software, google apps, screencast development and blog creation tools.
These activities are designed to build your employability skills (e.g. communication, problem solving, teamwork and digital literacy skills) required in a contemporary Australian work environment.
Throughout your internship preparation and workplace simulation component, you will develop a digital portfolio of practical projects, showcasing your office skills from your work related activities. Build your digital brand by choosing your best projects to show future employers on your very own, personalised website.
For the duration of your enrolment, all Navitas Professional Year participants are granted unlimited access to LinkedIn’s online training platform LinkedIn Learning. Time will be allocated during internship preparation or simulated workplace sessions to access LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn Learning will give you access to various learning programs to build skills in:
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Project
- MYOB and
With more than 5,000 high quality software, creative, and business skills courses available; we encourage you to complete as many of them as possible to post your completion certificates on LinkedIn and continue your professional development outside of the classroom.
Advanced courses for Professional Year in Engineering
The below non-compulsory courses are available only to participants of the Professional Year in Engineering:
- Access to Engineers Australia’s online training platform, myCPD. Students will be given complimentary credits to access high quality courses on topics ranging from technical skills, career development and becoming a chartered engineer.
- Fundamentals of Project Management – an online course available in myCPD for an additional fee of $80.
- 10 day English Pronunciation Boot Camp delivered for free by Star Pronunciation