BSNS299-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

UC Employability Portfolio

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


The UC Employability Portfolio provides students with formal recognition of activities that increase their employability and their engagement with the community.

The UC Employability Portfolio provides students with formal recognition of activities that increase their employability and their engagement with the community.

Course purpose and overview
Too often students complete their degrees not having thought about how they can showcase their skills and talents to prospective employers. BSNS299 helps you prepare for the transition from study to work by compiling a set of resources that will make securing a job after graduation that much easier.

The employability portfolio is comprised of five assessment activities that require you to reflect on the skills and attributes you have developed, either directly through your studies or through extra-curricular activities, and how these may be of value for future employment. BSNS299 provides you with a framework to reflect on your experiences and bring these together in a way that is meaningful for both you and your future employer.

All the resources required to complete the UC Employability Portfolio are available on LEARN only and the course is completed wholly online. There are no weekly lectures for BSNS299, however, an initial face-to-face introductory session will be held to get you off to a good start and introduce you to key staff. It is important that you attend this session. In addition to the online learning resources, the UC Careers Team will run scheduled sessions to assist with various activities such as CV development etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students completing this course will be able to:
  • Understand how a range of personal and professional activities can contribute to future employment
  • Articulate how their skills and attributes may be applied in the workplace in both written and oral form
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


Any 180 points. Must be enrolled in the BCom.

Course Coordinator

Russell Wordsworth


In order to pass BSNS299 you must pass all individual pieces of assessment. All assessment is marked pass/fail. No letter grades are awarded. As a graduating requirement you must pass BSNS299 in order to apply to graduate with a BCom. It is recommended that you enrol in BSNS299 as soon as you are eligible to do so. Ideally this would be in either Semester 4 or 5 of your studies.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Reflective essay
Cover letter
Video presentation
LinkedIn portfolio

Fees Note

This course is free for all students

For further information see UC Business School Office .

All BSNS299 Occurrences