i choose (health industry )as my future job .
Context: This task involves looking objectively at the aspirations you have for your future career, analyzing the industry you
want to enter, and examining the skills, qualities and values that will be necessary to be successful in becoming a professional
in that industry. It also involves looking at how marking criteria apply to the work of your peers.
What is required?
You will write a brief overview of the industry you want to work in after you graduate, and describe the knowledge, skills,
qualities and attitudes that are valued by professionals in the specific role or field you aspire to within that industry.
What will it look like?
This task should be written in an essay style, in full sentences. You can use first person if you like (eg. “The industry I aspire to
work in is…”). You should address each of the following 4 sections, and you may use sub-headings if you choose. Several
guiding questions have been included below for each section. You do not need to address every single one in order, but they
give you a sense of what kind of information will help you address that section.
1. The Industry (~500 words) – Present an analysis of the industry you intend to work in when you graduate, giving a
clear sense of its place in society and significant influences on the industry.
a. What industry do you aspire to work in after you graduate?
b. What does this industry do? What kind of contribution does it make to society? How does it assist the
inclusion of indigenous communities? Does this industry differ according to country across the world?
c. How many people are involved in the industry? What kinds of roles or professions do they have? How has
this industry grown or changed since it was first established?
d. What associations or peak bodies represent this industry? How is it viewed by the broader public?
2. Professional Skills (~400 words) – Focus on the more specific profession you wish to work in, and describe the skills,
qualities, attitudes or knowledge that are valued in that profession and required to be successful in it.
a. What area or role do you aspire towards within this industry?
b. Are there requirements for professionals within this industry? (eg.) Competency standards, Code of
Conduct/Code of Ethics, or Registration standards (see readings).
c. What do professionals within the field state are valued or necessary to be successful? Interviews with a
variety of professionals have been recorded for this unit and are available on Moodle.
d. You might find it useful to look at current job advertisements for the field you aspire to, looking at the skills
and qualifications that are desirable.
3. Personal Skills (~100 words) – Reflect briefly on which of the skills/qualities/attitudes you have identified as valued
in your profession are currently strengths or weaknesses for you personally.
a. You might like to consider your personality and learning style, as well as skills gained through work
experience, co-curricular activities and so on.
b. How do you know these are your strengths/weaknesses? What prior experiences have lead you to think so?
4. References (not included in your word count)
a. Ensure that throughout your work any information or claims you are making are based on evidence from
credible sources of information.
b. You must include formal references for this task, both in-text and in a reference list at the end.
c. Consult a wide variety of sources of information and consider whether they agree or disagree. As a guide, at
least 6 different sources.