Explores issues of leadership, management and professional development to facilitate the transition from student to competent beginning practitioner.
Topic 1: Awareness of relevant professional bodies (such as OT AUSTRALIA, Australasian Podiatry Council, Speech Pathology Australia, SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health))
Topic 2: National Registration or relevant professional body regulations and requirements
Topic 3: Ongoing CPD requirements following graduation
Topic 4: Mentoring and other supports
Topic 5: Working as a sole therapist/clinician
Topic 6: Writing a curriculum vitae and/or resume, interviewing skills and addressing selection criteria
Topic 7: Post-graduate education opportunities
Topic 8: Presentations from potential employers/recruiters, regulators and/or employment support services
Topic 9: Other professional relevant topics identified by students
Topic 10: Construction of a professional portfolio (as required or recommended by professional bodies and/or registration bodies)
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||strategically analyse a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||prepare curriculum vitae and/or resume suitable for use in job applications (to the relevant discipline) and demonstrate effective job seeking/interviewing skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||consolidate and integrate previous theoretical and clinical knowledge to demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||construct a clinical portfolio, specific to the relevant discipline, to demonstrate professional competence, secure employment and/or address registration requirements.||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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