Skip to content
Curtin University

Career Planning

Career planning is an ongoing process with a range of determining factors. Being informed and actively involved are key to you making effective career decisions.

Whatever your situation, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about your career. The following steps may help you to clarify your career direction and create a career plan aimed at achieving the desired outcome:

  • Know who you are - identify your strengths, preferences and values
  • Explore your options - research what’s out there for you
  • Decide what you want - evaluate your options
  • Act - plan and take action to reach your goals
  • Review - reflect on the relevancy of your current career plan
  • Understand - an underlying aspect to all elements of career planning

Career planning may begin with selecting your major or course, deciding where and what sort of roles to apply for, or considering whether to undertake further study. Determining factors in clarifying your career plan may include a change in your career goals and aspirations, the effect of a work based experience or a change in your life circumstances.

If, after researching this information, you would like to discuss developing a career plan, contact Careers, Employment & Leadership to speak to one of our team. 

What you can do now...

Complete the 'Who Am I?', 'How Do I Get To Know My Industry?' and 'Drive Your Career' modules online through Curtin Challenge, or book in to Professional Development Workshops to complete the modules in person.

Browse the Career Planning resources available through UniHub.

Careers & Employment Roadmap      
Our Careers & Employment Roadmap and GO ebook can provide tips on career planning.

These resources are exclusive to Curtin students, log in with your OASIS details.