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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to integrate university studies with experience of professional practice. Students apply, practise and extend knowledge and skills developed in their previous studies through a supervised professional placement.

Unit content

  • Occupational health and safety issues
  • Work placement learning plans
  • Ethical practice
  • Skills of reflective practice

Other topics in this unit will align with the specific placement.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1develop strategies for achieving set goals in an area of professional practice
2critically reflect on the workplace learning experience
3work independently and collaboratively in an ethical and safe manner within the workplace
4apply discipline knowledge and complex reasoning skills in a workplace context
5evaluate and disseminate selected competency-based topics combining evidence and workplace experience

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop strategies for achieving set goals in an area of professional practice
  2. critically reflect on the workplace learning experience
  3. work independently and collaboratively in an ethical and safe manner within the workplace
  4. apply discipline knowledge and complex reasoning skills in a workplace context
  5. evaluate and disseminate selected competency-based topics combining evidence and workplace experience

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 35 hrs (1 wk intensive)
Community/Professional placement 420 hrs (Across session)
Assessment
Learning Plan15%
Discussion board25%
Portfolio60%
Professional placementSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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