Career Activator


Career Activator modules and activities develop students’ career management competencies, and increase employability. The programme offers a variety of activities including seminars, modules, and one-on-one appointments to suit individual needs and learning styles. We also encourage participants to seek work experience.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 2 modules of minimum 12 hours per module. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 


Meg Upjohn

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - Participants develop effective written and verbal communication skills that meet recognised workplace standards and needs.
  • B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - Participants reflect on the needs of future employers and workplaces, and focus on developing sought-after skills. 
  • B4 - Learning - Participants build their career management competencies to meet the needs of employers in their field of interest.
  • C1 - Communication - Participants develop effective written and verbal communication and recognise the importance of these skills to their career development.  
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise - Participants use knowledge gained through the programme to improve their career management competencies. 
  • C3 - Leadership - Participants develop an understanding of the role of leadership in work, leadership styles and their own leadership attributes.
  • C4 - Learning - Participants develop career management skills and competencies to improve their employability in their future career path.
  • C5 - Planning and organising - Participants plan, prioritise and organise programme activities, and identify and use resources that will help them achieve their career goals.  
  • C6 - Problem solving - Participants identify obstacles to employment, apply that knowledge to resolve issues, and reflect on the success of their problem solving strategies.
  • C7 - Self-management - Participants identify and apply effective self-management to successfully complete this Programme and their academic course load.
  • C8 - Teamwork - Participants reflect on their own role in the team, their working style, contribution, and preferred team settings.
  • C9 - Technology - Participants use of a range of technologies during the Career Development Programme. 
  • D1 - Communication - Participants learn and develop appropriate and effective communication strategies for connecting with the international workplace.
  • D4 - Learning - Participants learn about international work opportunities, the relevant skills and competencies for these, and the importance of cultural intelligence.   
Matrix intersection points for a Career Activator (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?