CDEV2000 Creating Your Career

Critically reflect on your current employability trajectory, identifying where you may need to develop or enhance your employability.

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CDEV2000 Creating Your Career: Employability for the Future enables you to critically reflect on your current employability trajectory, identifying where you may need to develop or enhance your employability in alignment with prospective employers, and developing career artefacts in preparation for job applications. In doing so, CDEV2000 covers four key topics:

  • Understanding yourself and developing your employability
  • Researching career opportunities and organisations now and into the future
  • Using career development competencies to create your career
  • Communicating your professional point of difference.

The course aims to empower you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to plan, engage in and critically reflect on career opportunities and your career. It prepares you for the world of work by developing a deeper understanding of recruitment practices, expectations of professionals across a range of industries and the opportunities that exist now and into the future. You will learn about employability skills and your values and reflect on how you can incorporate and articulate these in relation to your future career vision.

The course content is offered both in-person and via online modules supported by interactive seminars. Online content includes online lessons and activities, videos, discussion forums, quizzes, wikis and the development of a professional portfolio. The interactive seminars are designed to be practical and to provide opportunities for you to apply the knowledge and strategies you have developed online.

Term 2 2024 dates

Wednesdays, Weeks 1-5 and 7-10:

  • In person: 11am to 1pm    
  • Online: 3pm to 5pm

Weekly content overview

  1. Introduction to Career Development
  2. Exploring Career Options
  3. Digital Storytelling, Professional Positioning and Branding
  4. Understanding Employer Requirements
  5. Resumes and cover letters
  6. Flexibility Week
  7. Networking and Adaptive Conversations
  8. Interviews
  9. Assessment Centres and Skills Testing 
  10. Making the Transition

Course details

  • This course is worth 6 units of credit (UOC)
  • 30 UOC prerequisite is required
  • The course uses the UNSW marking and grading scheme

More info

For more information about the actual course CDEV2000 Creating Your Career, email us at UNSW Employability at

For more information about the course eligibility contact your Program Authority who can provide assistance on a range of academic and administrative matters, including enrolment advice, choice of courses and electives, eligibility, timetables, leave, program transfer and more. 


This course fills very quickly. No over enrolment is possible. Please enrol as soon as enrolment opens.

Students share their experience

CDEV2000 wasn’t just about recognising my personal strengths; it's also about application. Part of the journey involved proactively connecting with industry professionals and discovering what they value in potential employees.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
What I liked about Introduction to the Workplace is being able to gain valuable and practical experience that I have been able to put in place to secure myself a job.
Bachelor of Psychology