SCU OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

Students will produce a proposal for future work that may be either a research proposal or an implementation plan.

Unit content

  • Arguing for change: improving practice or doing research
  • Theories and frameworks
  • Analysing and addressing ethical practices when proposing research and practice improvement
  • Refining and focusing, ideas and strategies to achieve results
  • Evaluating, sustaining and disseminating
  • Composing a successful proposal: research or implementation

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 4

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

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Proposal Pitch Presentation 10%
Critical reflection on Pitch30%
Proposal for practice implementation or research60%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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