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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Students spend 70-100 hours in an appropriate organisation using knowledge and skills acquired in their undergraduate degree. Students undergo workplace supervision thereby gaining an understanding of how their skills and knowledge can be applied in professional environments.

Unit content

  • Developing working relationships
  • Organisational structures, goals, culture and change
  • Professional goals and job readiness
  • Contemporary workplaces
  • National and regional operational differences
  • Workplace participation and evaluation

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and evaluate workplace processes, protocols and practicesEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2professionally apply knowledge and skills gained from SCU within an organisational context specific to the student's disciplineKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3understand professional presentation specific to the student's disciplineKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4critically analyse and discuss the specific placement undertaken in the context of relevant practices and frameworks.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. identify and evaluate workplace processes, protocols and practices
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. professionally apply knowledge and skills gained from SCU within an organisational context specific to the student's discipline
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. understand professional presentation specific to the student's discipline
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically analyse and discuss the specific placement undertaken in the context of relevant practices and frameworks.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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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