SCU OnlineStudy Period 2,6Study Period 2,6

Unit description

Provides support for students seeking to develop a professional portfolio that provides tangible evidence of a high level of professional learning and practice achieved against established professional standards. Students will plan and implement appropriate strategies for collecting, selecting, documenting and reflecting on evidence of professional learning and practice.

Unit content

  • Critical reflection on professional practice
  • Standards of professional practice
  • Quality evidence of professional practice and learning
  • Professional portfolios

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

  • Andre, K, Heartfield, M, & Cusack, L, 2017, Portfolios for Health Professionals, 3rd edn, Elsevier Australia.

Study Period 6

  • Andre, K, Heartfield, M, & Cusack, L, 2017, Portfolios for Health Professionals, 3rd edn, Elsevier Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Statement of Intent: Discussion10%
Reflective writing30%

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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