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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast

Unit description

Explores issues of leadership, management and professional development to facilitate the transition from student to competent beginning practitioner.

Unit content

  • Awareness of relevant professional bodies (such as Occupational Therapy Australia, Australasian Podiatry Council, Speech Pathology Australia, SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health)
  • National Registration or relevant professional body regulations and requirements
  • Ongoing CPD requirements following graduation and post-graduate education opportunities
  • Mentoring and other supports
  • Working as a sole therapist/clinician
  • Writing a curriculum vitae and/or resume, interviewing skills and addressing selection criteria
  • Presentations from potential employers/recruiters, regulators and/or employment support services
  • Other professionally relevant topics identified by students

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
1outline a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skillsLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduationLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate clinical competence within a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. outline a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skills
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

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
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Fee paying courses
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International

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