Enrolments: 517,467

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

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

Short Course Enrolments: 508,602

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

In this short course, John Price shared his 25 years of experience in coaching, career planning and preparing candidates for interviews. At the completion of this online free course, students were able to 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 and 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
Enrolled3,447 students

Course Schedule

Week 1:

Career Development Overview

  • Know yourself and your strengths
  • Develop clear whole of life goals and determine the role of career goals
  • Building a career strategy

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

Week 3:

Building and Practising Convincing Interview Skills

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

Week 4:

Making the Interview a Dialogue 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

Course Information Q&A

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

Although we do not have a subject based on this topic, the course was aimed at providing useful career and soft skills to ensure our graduates have the greatest potential to succeed in their chosen field.

Question 2: Who will present the webinars?

The webinars were 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: Do I get a certificate?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 4: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.