Intro to CRLP200: Career Ready Learning & Practice

Hear from the subject co-ordinator

Hi, I’m my Marianne. I’m the subject coordinator for a subject called Career Ready Learning and Practice, CRLP200 for short. It’s about getting you career ready and what we do is put you in the workplace. So why is it important to do a subject like this? Well, you’re going out there after you finish uni and the job landscape is super competitive. And not only do employers want graduates who have the academic knowledge they need but also, to be able to be a professional and effective person in the workplace. Um, CRLP prepares you for this by giving you, um, practical skills, theory and the most important part, experience to launch you into the next phase of your life.

So what does it involve? One major component is the work placement and this is great because what you get to do is you get to choose your own adventure. You get to identify the kinds of skills you want to learn in a work placement, where you want to go, when you want to do it, how you want to do it, and we approve these internships and give you insurance to make sure that you’re ok in this environment. Um, we’ll also support this experience with, um, theory and the skills to strengthen your resume, how to effectively perform in an interview, the ability to understand what you have to offer, explain it to employers in a way that hopefully will get you hired. So what I would do, I would choose CRLP to give yourself the practical skills and the experience that you need to take your academic learning and launch yourself into the workplace as a professional and effective employee or maybe even running your own business.

CRLP200: Career Ready Learning & Practice

CRLP200: Career Ready Learning & Practice is a subject that empowers you to not only think about your future career but actually experience what it’s like through a professional placement. For 2021, this can be done face to face or remotely*.

Gaining work experience is critical in increasing your employability in the competitive job landscape. This makes it more important than ever to increase your confidence and undertake an elective to get you career ready.

*Note: this is subject to change with changing public health advice.

What you will learn

CRLP200 is ideal for students who:

  • Are keen to develop employability skills that apply across all industries
  • Would like an internship experience to complement their studies
  • Develop and use career management tools to navigate employment transitions and make informed decisions about your career
  • Learn to reflect on your work experience in order to understand your career knowledge, skills and how your experience helps you meet your career goals
  • Want to learn to communicate professionally and effectively
  • Learn how to articulate skills, knowledge and experience to align with an organisation’s culture, values and recruitment requirements

What students thought

Renae Robinson | Autumn 2021 CRLP200 student | Bachelor of Medical Sciences

"Completing CRLP200 has been one of the best experiences I had at university. My internship has given me a sense of fulfilment and purpose that I haven't felt through my degree. It has given me the insight into the kind of career I want to pursue once I complete my degree."


As of 2021, CRLP200 is a core subject in the Bachelor of Social Sciences. The subject is also open to all domestic and international students from the following domestic campuses:

  • Wollongong
  • Bega
  • Batemans Bay
  • Shoalhaven
  • Southern Highlands

To enrol, students must be in, or about to start, their second year of study. If you would like to discuss eligibility requirements please email

Note: If you are enrolled or ready to enrol, you must attend one compulsory placement preparation workshop the week before session week 1. The date and time of this session will be available along with your subject timetable. For exact dates and times, please see the UOW subject timetable and search subject code CRLP200.

Information sessions

If you are interested in the subject and would like to learn more, register and come along to our online information session listed below. You can meet the Subject Coordinator and find out how this subject could work for you. 

The information sessions for Spring session have finished. The next will be held in early 2022 for Autumn session. Check this page in early 2022 to register.

Enrol Now

Students can enrol in this subject via SOLS.   

More information

Subject information

View more information about CRLP200 in the Handbook.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries regarding CRLP200, you can contact us via the below methods:

Phone: (02) 4221 3325