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MGMT20147 Professional Practice and Career Development
Professional Practice and Career Development
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General Information

Overview

This unit supports you in your preparation for your professional life beyond graduation. You will learn about contemporary perspectives on professional practice, professionalism, and careers, and you will develop your understanding of how these concepts are related to your future career choices. You will develop awareness of the labour market, as well as the competencies required in the pursuit of various career options. Throughout this unit, you will rely on self-analysis and reflection to establish your own level of competence and personal development needs. Based on understanding the environment, career options, and your current situation, you will strategise for future career success by setting career goals, working towards them, and planning for continued success through lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
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 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
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 Postgraduate 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: 25%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: 25%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%

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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Informal conversations with students; self-reflection

Feedback

Guest speakers were positively received by the cohort.

Recommendation

Continue to use the CQUni Careers Team and the School of Graduate Research as guest speakers, and seek to include further career-relevant guest speakers in future offerings.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Understand contemporary perspectives on careers, professionalism, and professional practice in your cognate field
  2. Develop labour market awareness through critical review, analysis and interpretation of employment and industry conditions and trends
  3. Apply self-awareness and reflective practice to critically assess your own competencies and identify competency gaps
  4. Apply job search and career management strategies to set realistic career goals, acquire new competencies, and identify relevant opportunities for lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
  5. Apply professional communication skills to effectively engage with various audiences in a career transition and progression context.

N/A

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 - 25%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 25%
3 - Portfolio - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 25%
3 - Portfolio - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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