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  • Deakin University

Career Credentials: Evidence Your Self-management Skills

Discover what self-management is and why your ability to evidence these skills is critical for career success.

2,051 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Self-management is about more than motivation

The ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage your commitments is vital for the workplace, and life.

In this course, you’ll discover why great self-managers are in demand, what self-management skills employers are looking for and what effective self-management looks like.

You’ll also find out about behaviours associated with self-management, how to better manage your time and your responsibilities, and will be able to demonstrate your self-management skills in a way that benefits your career.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds MARCUS O’DONNELL: Do you procrastinate or are you proactive? Are you often late or do you tend to be on time? Do you take care of yourself or does self-care often fall by the wayside? Hello. I’m Marcus O’Donnell, director of digital learning at Deakin University. Life is complicated, filled with responsibilities that we need to manage, both at work and at home. But how do we stay on top of everything life throws at us and still achieve our goals at the same time? Self-management is a vital skill not only to keep life running smoothly, but also to help us grow and realise our personal and career goals. It’s also highly valued by employers.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds Deakin University is a leader in work-integrated learning and provides internationally recognised credentials in workplace capabilities. By taking this course, you’ll learn how to identify, improve, and evidence your self-management by hearing from industry leaders about what skills they’re looking for and why, learning more about self-management from Deakin academic and professional staff, benchmarking your digital skills against international qualifications frameworks, and Deakin professional practice criteria. Whether you’re a professional looking to advance your current career path, rejoin the workforce, or change tack completely, this short course will provide you with new insights, practical strategies, and pathways to demonstrate your skills in self-management to the world. Adopt a proactive approach to your self-management and enrol in this free course today.

What topics will you cover?

  • The role of self-management in jobs of today and the future
  • What self-management skills employers are looking for and why
  • Practical tips and strategies for improving your self-management at work
  • How to benchmark your self-management skills against international qualifications frameworks.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe self-management and what skills it entails
  • Identify the behaviours, skills and knowledge that exemplify good self-management in the workplace
  • Assess your level of self-management against international qualifications frameworks
  • Improve your self-management skills by reflecting on your capabilities and implementing practical strategies.

Who is the course for?

This course would be of use to professionals looking to advance in their current career path, change industry entirely, or re-join the workforce after time away from work. It would help new job seekers looking to demonstrate their self-management skills to employers.

Who will you learn with?

Director, Cloud Learning Futures at Deakin. He has worked in the media & health industries, & his research includes digital learning, contemplative pedagogies, & student resilience.

Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre is a Lecturer in Graduate Employability at Deakin University. Her focus is on assuring graduate capabilities and improving employment outcomes.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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