GWP900

GWP 900: International Workplace Practice

GWP 900 is designed to meet the employment aspirations of international students to undertake work in Australia. A 10 week series of educational seminars and practical job seeking activities, the subject will maximise students' potential to access workplace experiences and post university employment options.

Students will acquire and develop job search skills and career management strategies; examine theories of intercultural competence, as well as develop cultural awareness and business communication skills that are fit-for-purpose regardless of students' career aspirations.

Students may also be eligible for a post-session internship where they can apply discipline specific knowledge in a practical work setting.

What will you learn

This subject has been designed to help international students from the Faculty of Business and Law gain the knowledge and confidence to find work in Australia, by developing:

  • knowledge of how to effectively analyse and respond to job advertisements
  • a professional, evidence-based resume and cover letter
  • effective job interview skills
  • a clear understanding of the recruitment process and how to find the job you want
  • business writing skills; emails, reports and presentations
  • an understanding of Australian workplace culture and professional expectations
  • upon completion of the subject, students may also be eligible for a post-session internship.

Eligibility

GWP 900 is a postgraduate elective subject and will be available to international students who meet the criteria:

  • Studying at either Wollongong Campus or Sydney CBD Campus
  • Undertaking a Masters degree (12 or 16 subjects) in the Faculty of Business and Law where GWP900 is an approved elective.
  • At the time of enrolment in GWP 900, have completed minimum 36 credit points of their Masters degree.
  • Eligible to work in Australia while studying at UOW
  • Enrolled in one of the following courses: 

    Master of International Business  (Wollongong) | Master of Science (Double Specialisation)  (Wollongong) | Master of Applied Finance (Double Specialisation) (Wollongong) | Master of Business (Single Specialisation) (Wollongong) | Master of Business (Double Specialisation) (Wollongong) | Master of International Business (Wollongong) | Master of Marketing (Wollongong) | Master of Human Resource Management (Wollongong) | Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (Wollongong) | Master of Business (Wollongong) | Master of Management (Wollongong) | Master of Applied Finance (Single Specialisation) (Wollongong) | Master of International Business (Sydney) | Master of Science (Double Specialisation) (Sydney) | Master of Applied Finance (Double Specialisation) (Sydney) | Master of Business (Single Specialisation) (Sydney) | Master of Business (Double Specialisation) (Sydney) | Master of International Business (Sydney) | Master of Marketing   (Sydney) | Master of Human Resource Management (Sydney) | Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Sydney) | Master of Business (Sydney) | Master of Management (Sydney) | Master of Applied Finance (Single Specialisation) (Sydney)

Get in touch with your Course Coordinator or Head of Students to discuss eligibility if you don't meet the above criteria but are keen to enrol.

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 Trimester 1 have finished. If you have any questions regarding the subject, please email careers-subjects@uow.edu.au

Enrol now

Places in this subject are limited. If you meet the eligibility requirements above, you may enrol via SOLS.

If you are unable to enrol via SOLS please contact us at careers-subjects@uow.edu.au

Enrolment is open to students completing a postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Business and Law only.

More information

Subject information

View more information about GWP 900 in the Handbook.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries regarding GWP 900, you can contact us via the below methods: