CQUniversity Unit Profile
BUSN13004 Term 1 - 2021
Professional Practice and Experience
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General Information

Overview

Employers are seeking work-ready graduates who can apply their university-developed knowledge, skills and attributes in diverse work environments and new contexts. This unit will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate knowledge of your chosen profession/discipline and demonstrate graduate attributes through an authentic learning experience of your choice: internship, global experience or project. The internship creates an opportunity for you to gain practical work experience. You will apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical and innovative solutions within the workplace. The global experience creates an opportunity for you to engage in a 2-6 week international program. You will apply cross-cultural knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical and innovative solutions in response to global challenges. The project option creates an opportunity for you to complete a scaffolded investigation (supervised project) at an advanced level. You will apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical and innovative solutions to a workplace or community issue related to your discipline area. We encourage you to enrol early to receive further information about each experience and begin the selection process. The internship and global experience options are subject to availability and you are required to enrol three months prior to the start of Term to participate in the internship option. The global experience is subject to availability and is available in Term 3; you are required to enrol three months prior to the start of Term 3 to participate in the global experience option.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: 72 credit points

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 1 - 2021

Mixed Mode

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. Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Justify and communicate a project plan for an internship, global experience or project to investigate and analyse a specific issue
  2. Critically analyse the relevance of the knowledge, skills and attributes developed through university studies to workplace or community contexts and future careers
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement when investigating a workplace or community issue and developing creative solutions appropriate to the specific context
  4. Critically reflect on internship, global experience or project experience to identify further areas of learning and professional development
  5. Synthesise university and practical discipline experience to demonstrate an understanding of self, careers, and the needs of workplaces or communities now and into the future.

NA.

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 5
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Portfolio - 0%
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)
  • Portfolium
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Olav Muurlink Unit Coordinator
o.muurlink@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Online Workshop held this week Friday 12th March, 10:00am-12:00pm

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Contact your unit coordinator as soon as possible, to discuss your project, establish the project parameters, and begin searching for appropriate background literature. 

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Online Workshop held this week - Friday 26th March, 10:00am-12:00pm.  

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Ensure you have prepared an Assessment 1 plan, and have access to this material for Friday's online workshop. 

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project plan Due: Week 4 Thursday (1 Apr 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Continuing preparing your plan, and contact your unit coordinator to ensure you are prepared for your reflective practice Assessment. 
Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Build your familiarity with the the Portfolium site, and actively begin setting aside, and/or uploading material that may form part of your submission for Assessment 3.

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Online Workshop held this week - Friday 30th April, 10:00am-12:00pm

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Reflective Practice Due: Week 9 Friday (14 May 2021) 9:30 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Online Workshop held this week, Friday 21st May, 10:00am-12:00pm

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Readings will be tailored to the student's choice of experience (Project, Internship) and research topic.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This term will see the inclusion of only the Project and Internship options.  The Global Experience option is not available in Term 1. 

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Project plan

Task Description

This first assessment item is focused on allowing you to map out what you are planning to do, and enable you to get formal feedback on your plan. The assessment requires a report of around 7-800 words. Use formal report language conventions to write a project plan. In the project plan:

  • define the issue you plan to investigate,
  • describe the project plan,
  • evaluate the significance of the project, and
  • justify your decisions.

Report language conventions require you to write clearly and concisely, organise your paper using headings and subheadings, and include visual elements (e.g. dot points and graphs) where necessary to clearly communicate.  Outline the project timeline, types and sources of data, methodology, and/or conceptual framework to demonstrate a concise, detailed project plan.  Analyse literature and apply theory to justify your decisions and the significance of the project within the context of your university studies, workplace, community, and/or future career.  We recommend your literature review be around 500 words and include 5-10 good quality academic sources.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Thursday (1 Apr 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Thursday (22 Apr 2021) 12:00 am AEST

Every effort will be made to provide feedback within a two week period of submission.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Define issue: For a pass, you are required to clearly define a specific issue for investigation within the context of their university studies, workplace, community, and/or future career

Justify issue: For a pass, you are expected to critically analyse the scholarly literature and applied theory to justify their decisions and the significance of the project.

Communicate issue: For a pass, the student is required communicate a detailed project plan in a professional, organised manner, using formal report conventions and APA referencing.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Justify and communicate a project plan for an internship, global experience or project to investigate and analyse a specific issue
  • Critically analyse the relevance of the knowledge, skills and attributes developed through university studies to workplace or community contexts and future careers


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

2 Reflective Practice Assignment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice

Task Description

In an oral presentation, delivered on Zoom, reflect critically on yourself and actions as a CQU student and the knowledge, skills and attributes required to be successful in your workplace, community and/or future career. Identify further learning opportunities and discuss your reflective practice and the role it plays in becoming a life-long learner. Reflect on your project plan to explain the linkage between your studies at CQU and your future career.

  1. To complete this task, you must prepare and present an oral presentation. You may choose to use complementary technology such as a PowerPoint or other means of presenting images during your presentation.
  2. Consider the learning outcomes you are required to meet and the criteria that will be used to grade your oral presentation. You are encouraged to use these resources as a self-assessment tool before you submit your work.

This assessment item will be delivered at a time arranged with your unit coordinator.  You will submit associated documentation (e.g. your PowerPoint or reference list) via the Moodle submission point.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (14 May 2021) 9:30 am AEST

This due date represents the latest date when supporting material (as described in Task Description) should be submitted to the Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 12:00 am AEST

Every effort will be made to provide feedback within a two week period of submission.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Reflective practice:   For a pass, the student will be expected to reflect honestly, deeply and critically on their practice (actions as a CQU student) to identify opportunities for personal and/or professional development, and discuss the relevance for lifelong learning.

Communication:  For a pass, students will be expected to use both verbal and non-verbal communication to engage the audience and communicate clearly.

Information Literacy:  For a pass, the student will be expected to select, synthesise and organise relevant subject matter and support their perspectives with appropriate material.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically analyse the relevance of the knowledge, skills and attributes developed through university studies to workplace or community contexts and future careers
  • Critically reflect on internship, global experience or project experience to identify further areas of learning and professional development
  • Synthesise university and practical discipline experience to demonstrate an understanding of self, careers, and the needs of workplaces or communities now and into the future.


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

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

This assessment item requires two components: the creation of a professional profile on Portfolium, designed to make you attractive to employers/clients within your chosen industry/profession, and to use Portfolium to summarise and synthesise your project and experience within this unit  to construct a professional representation of yourself relevant to your discipline and future career.

  • To complete this part of the task, you are required to add your project to your Portfolium portfolio. 
  • Attach evidence of your project as artifacts to your Portfolium project.
  • In your Portfolium project description, you may also choose to:
    • reflect on your experience within this unit to identify further areas of learning and professional development,
    • summarise your investigation, and/or
    • discuss the relevance or significance of your investigation in the context of your self, career, and/or future workplace.



Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Thursday (3 Jun 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Monday (14 Jun 2021) 12:00 am AEST

Feedback will be released upon finalisation of grades.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Part A, Profile:  For a pass, it is expected that the student has made effective use of the aesthetic features, key words, and subject matter to construct a professional representation of themselves in the context of their discipline in their Portfolium profile.

Part B Project DescriptionFor a pass, the student needs to provide a reasonably-structured and expressed overview of their project, with links between the attachments and their experiences, investigation, and future opportunities.

Part B, artifacts:  For a pass, the student is expected to submit a set of artifacts showcasing a detailed development of creative solutions to their investigated issue. The student should show some justification of their conclusions through critical analysis of relevant and appropriate evidence.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement when investigating a workplace or community issue and developing creative solutions appropriate to the specific context
  • Critically reflect on internship, global experience or project experience to identify further areas of learning and professional development
  • Synthesise university and practical discipline experience to demonstrate an understanding of self, careers, and the needs of workplaces or communities now and into the future.


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.

What can you do to act with integrity?

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.