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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to practise and develop their learning and teaching in a professional environment. Before the placement, students undertake an orientation to prepare for the expectations and requirements of the professional environment. During the placement, students record and reflect on their experiences as informed by relevant course content and professional standards and principles. After the placement, students share their experiences and submit a portfolio as evidence of their engagement in the professional environment. 

Unit content

All placement units consist of three phases, with the placement days being situated in the second phase. 
 
Orientation Phase 
 
Professional expectations and requirements 
 
Revisiting professional standards and principles 
 
Revisiting course themes and concepts 
 
Recording experiences 
 
Placement Phase 
 
Observation and application of standards, principles and practices 
 
Reflection Phase 
 
Sharing your experiences 
 
Reviewing and reflecting on practice 
 
Looking ahead 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand and meet the expectations and requirements of a professional environment.
2understand, observe and apply standards and principles in a professional environment.
3critically record relevant examples of professional practice.
4critically and creatively reflect on professional experiences.

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

  1. understand and meet the expectations and requirements of a professional environment.
  2. understand, observe and apply standards and principles in a professional environment.
  3. critically record relevant examples of professional practice.
  4. critically and creatively reflect on professional experiences.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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