CQUniversity Unit Profile
BUSN11016 Introduction to Study and Professional Practice
Introduction to Study and Professional Practice
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General Information

Overview

This unit supports you to identify and develop core professional practices and skills required by all graduates to succeed in the future world of work. You will learn about core foundation disciplines; develop study, organisational and planning skills; and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. You will develop your understanding of how these are connected to future career choices. You will learn about your chosen profession and career options and plan your course and overall study path to build the knowledge and skills to reach your desired career outcomes. Throughout this unit, your academic, critical and creative thinking skills will be enhanced so that you can effectively engage in future studies. You will commence an e-portfolio in this unit, that you will build upon throughout your course. The e-portfolio will record discipline-based contextual practice that will prepare you well for study, work, and engagement as a globally-aware citizen who makes a contribution to communities and industry.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 25%
2. Essay
Weighting: 50%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 25%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on the alignment of personal and professional skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for university and career success.
  2. Apply multimodal academic communication skills for effect.
  3. Analyse, evaluate, and synthesise evidence from a range of quality sources to show understanding, write detailed discussions and make judgements.
  4. Construct a professional e-Portfolio that showcases skills, capabilities, attributes, and achievements.

Not applicable

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation - 25%
2 - Essay - 50%
3 - Portfolio - 25%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation - 25%
2 - Essay - 50%
3 - Portfolio - 25%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

No referencing style set.

Teaching Contacts
Olav Muurlink Unit Coordinator
o.muurlink@cqu.edu.au
Faith Appleton Unit Coordinator
f.appleton@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Access the BUSN11016 Moodle site and orientate yourself to the expectations for this unit by carefully reading the Unit Introduction, Learning Community, Classes & Recordings, and Assessment Tiles.

This week we will cover learning support, essential computing skills, spoken academic communication skills, and how to read an assessment task sheet.

Reach out to your Learning Community for support as required; learn how to find support in the Learning Community Tile.

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

This week we will cover health, well-being and safety; learning strategies; resilience and grit, and complete a SWOT analysis.

Reach out to your Learning Community for support as required.

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will continue working on the first assessment task.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

To submit Assessment #1, you must present live in Zoom next week. By the end of this week you must submit your PowerPoint and select a presentation time in the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.


Presentation Due: Week 3 Friday (30 Jul 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This week you must present live in Zoom (Assessment #1).

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

This week you must present live in Zoom (Assessment #1). Select a presentation time in the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This week we will cover written academic communication, research, and referencing.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Break Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

There is no online content or scheduled classes this week. You are encouraged to prioritise your health and well-being.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This week we will cover social innovation and you will complete the iChange Program.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will learn about work integrated learning, CQUGlobal and Indigenous engagement.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will learn about your discipline, course, and future opportunities.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will continue working on the second assessment task.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment #2 is due this week. Submit this assessment task via the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.


Essay Due: Week 9 Friday (17 Sep 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will learn about your employability and life-long learning. Additionally, you will learn about the significance of online portfolios and how to use Portfolium.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

This week you will continue working on the third assessment task.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Your final assessment is due this week.

Remember to reach out to your Learning Community for support as required!

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings in the eReading list this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment #3 is due this week. Submit this assessment task via the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Remember to check your CQU student email account regularly.In this unit, your Unit Coordinator will communicate via email and Microsoft Teams.


Portfolio Due: Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

There is no online content or scheduled classes this week. You are encouraged to prioritise your health and well-being.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

BUSN11016 Introduction to Study and Professional Practice does not include an exam. There is no online content or scheduled classes this week. You are encouraged to prioritise your health and well-being.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

Select at topic from the Assessment 1 and 2 Topic List in the Moodle Assessment Tile. In a 5 minute live multimodal presentation, critically reflect on how your chosen topic is related to university success. Apply public speaking skills to engage your audience and communicate effectively. Your presentation is multimodal; you are required to accompany your oral presentation with a PowerPoint Presentation.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (30 Jul 2021) 11:55 pm AEST

You must select a presentation time via the Moodle Assessment Tile and submit your PowerPoint by the due date. You will present live in Zoom during Week 4.


Return Date to Students

In accordance with CQU policy, student marks and feedback will be released after all student submissions have been graded.


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria


The student has spoken clearly and audibly; varying pace, volume, and phrasing for emphasis and engagement.
16%
The student has varied facial expression and gestures for emphasis and engagement.
8%
The student's PowerPoint effectively complements spoken subject matter.
26%
The student has acknowledged sources using APA referencing conventions where appropriate.
8%
The student has discussed university success, making connections between their experiences and researched concepts and theories.
15%
The student has effectively organised subject matter.
8%
The student has adhered to the time length, submitted their PowerPoint by the due date, and presented live in Zoom at their allocated presentation time.
19%


Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You are required to present in Zoom at your allocated presentation time to a small group of students and a teacher. You must select a presentation time via the Moodle Assessment Tile. Additionally, you must submit your PowerPoint via the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically reflect on the alignment of personal and professional skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for university and career success.
  • Apply multimodal academic communication skills for effect.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Essay

Assessment Title
Essay

Task Description

You previously selected at topic from the Assessment 1 and 2 Topic List in the Moodle Assessment Tile. In a 1500 word academic essay, discuss how your chosen topic is related to career success.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (17 Sep 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

In accordance with CQU policy, student marks and feedback will be released after all student submissions have been graded.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria


The thesis statement is focused and relevant.
10%
The student has effectively introduced the essay topic.
5%
Body paragraphs are effectively organised.
11%
The student has accurately used topic and discipline specific terminology.
6%
The student has explained the relationship between their chosen topic and career success.
15%
The student has combined information from sources to support conclusions.
17%
The student has applied essay writing language conventions.
6%
The student has acknowledged sources using APA referencing conventions.
10%
The student has adhered to essay length requirements.
4%
The student has submitted on or before the due date.
4%



Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single .doc or .docx file via the Moodle Assessment Tile

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply multimodal academic communication skills for effect.
  • Analyse, evaluate, and synthesise evidence from a range of quality sources to show understanding, write detailed discussions and make judgements.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

In a Portfolium project, critically reflect on a social issue relevant to your disicpline. Portfolium projects include a project description and attachments. Select, synethise and organise subject matter in the Portfolium project for the purpose of showcasing research skills; respect of culturally diverse peoples; ethical practice; the skills and attitudes that underpin social innovation; and discipline knowledge to peers and potential employers within your discipline.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

See the 2021 Academic Calendar for certification of grades date.


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria


The student has established themselves as a student or professional within the context of their discipline
5%
The student has developed discussions about social innovation, making connections between their experiences and researched concepts and theories.
22%
The student has effectively organised subject matter.
35%
The student has demonstrated professional and ethical communication skills.
30%
The student has submitted on or before the due date
8%


Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Create and submit your Portfolium project via the ' Introduction to Study and Professional Practice Project' Link in the Moodle Assessment Tile.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically reflect on the alignment of personal and professional skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for university and career success.
  • Construct a professional e-Portfolio that showcases skills, capabilities, attributes, and achievements.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?