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The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

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The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Career Building and Mastering the Interview

Want to make sure you don’t miss out on your ultimate job?

In this short course John Price will share his 25 years of experience in coaching, career planning and preparing candidates for interviews. At the completion of this online free course students will:

  • Understand how to practice interview skills and apply them to all situations where ‘influencing and empathy’ are needed to achieve positive outcomes
  • Build a suite of enabling skills in job search and interview preparation
  • Have a framework for developing their career as a component of life goals
  • Understand and practice listening, self-coaching and emotional intelligence development
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Entry-level short course, suitable for those with no or little prior knowledge. May provide foundation knowledge for higher, Masters-level short courses, or for CSU Masters subjects
Duration4 Weeks
Enrolled2,066 students

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Course Schedule

(Recordings of the webinars will be available if you are unable to make the live event)

Week 1:

Career Development Overview

Course begins: 8th Feb 2017
  • Know yourself and your strengths
  • Develop clear whole of life goals and determine the role of career goals
  • Building a career strategy

Webinar: 7pm Wednesday 8th February 2017 AEDT (UTC +11)

Week 2:

Career/Job Search & Building Your Resume

  • Developing career/ job goals and ambitions
  • The concept of Self Coaching, and tools that work
  • Where do listening skills fit in with career development and advancement?
  • Key features of a Resume that positively stands out

Webinar: 7pm Wednesday 15th February 2017 AEDT (UTC +11)

Week 3:

Building and Practicing Convincing Interview Skills

  • Preparation refined for the specific situation
  • Learn and practice a proven focussing technique
  • Understand and prepare for behavioural based questions
  • How case studies of your achievements can build credibility

Webinar: 7pm Wednesday 22nd February 2017 AEDT (UTC +11)

Week 4: 

Making the Interview a Dialog with the Interviewer

  • Observe and adapt to body language and content flow
  • Actively listen with advanced techniques to build rapport
  • Prepare for specific questions such as “tell me about your weaknesses”
  • Preparing questions for the interviewer
  • Wrapping up the interview and managing follow-up

Webinar: 7pm Wednesday 1st March 2017 AEDT (UTC +11)

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online education with Charles Sturt University.

Although we do not have a subject based on this topic, useful career and soft skills are built in to our courses, to ensure our graduates have the greatest potential to succeed in the industry.

Question 2: Who will present the webinars?

The weekly classes will be presented by John S Price.

John holds a Masters of Organisational Coaching from Sydney University. Over a 25 year period, John has founded three leading human resource / recruitment consulting organisations and steered their development over many years before successfully exiting by trade sale.

In his business advisory and coaching practice – JSP Associates – John works with company founders and senior employees to help maximise their potential and set a path for sustainable growth.

Additionally, John’s passion for the IT industry has seen him volunteering in several roles including:
– Chair: Australian Information Industry Association. (Now chair of the alumni.)
– Director: ACS Foundation
– Fellow: Australian Computer Society

Question 3: How will the course be assessed?

To attain the certificate of completion, you will need to complete the homework activities listed below. Once you complete the requirements the activities will automatically tick themselves off. These items must be ticked off for you to be eligible for a certificate. The homework activities consist of the following:

  1. Weekly quizzes. You must receive a pass mark in all quizzes to sit the Final Exam. The pass mark is 50%.
  2. Final Exam. You must receive a pass mark in the final exam. The pass mark is 50%.

Please note that all required activities and the final exam must be completed by the official certification period for you to be eligible.

Weekly labs and weekly forum participation is required to sit the final exam.

Please note that  your final mark is derived purely from your exam score.

Question 4: Do I get a certificate?

Yes, provided on your final exam, you receive a pass mark of 50% or over.

Question 5: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live Short Courses will qualify you for credit for an elective subject in a number of Master degrees with Charles Sturt. For further details of what credit is available, fill out our Credit Eligibility Form or go to our Credit Maps.