CQUniversity Unit Profile
PPMP20018 Project Management Practicum
Project Management Practicum
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides you with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing contemporary work environment. You will identify, formulate and solve problems while being provided with industry focused learning opportunities during your final year of study. You will actively engage in characteristics of an authentic project management practice. These will include: time and resource constraints, capability gaps, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams addressing complex problems and differing leadership and team member working styles. This unit provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate a deep understanding and practical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the early stages of the Master of Project Management, as well as demonstrating the attributes required of a CQUniversity Graduate. You will undertake a project related to your domain of choice and participate in tasks associated with project management within a contemporary work environment. Assessment includes the opportunity to plan and execute a project, analyse your project performance and self-reflect on your experience and lessons learnt.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: PPMP20015 Project Management Project Proposal

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 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Report
Weighting: 15%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment
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 Student and staff feedback.

Feedback

Many students do not have much experience with reflective practice. This is an important capability for project management, both as an individually as it is for many professions and within the project management context e.g. through lessons learnt and retrospectives.

Recommendation

Reflective Practice is first introduced to Master of Project Management Students in PPMP20008 which is a first term unit and it is possible that the capability is embedded in other units. It is recommended that the unit coordinator/developer liaise with unit coordinators/developers of earlier units in the Master of Project Management and collaborate on strengthening the scaffolding of student's reflective practice capability, not only in the practicum but throughout the student's journey through the Master of Project Management.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply project management knowledge and skills
  2. Plan and execute a project based on a project proposal
  3. Critically analyse and reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related to project management
  4. Apply enabling processes used in certain project contexts.
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 - Report - 15%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Report - 15%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%
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

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
Natalie Ewin Unit Coordinator
n.ewin@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 1 - Current State


Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 1 & 2) - Theme 1: Current State


There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 1

This workshop focuses on 'Personal Perspectives' and includes an overview of the unit and assessments. As it is a practicum you will required to actively participate in the workshop activities, which for this week includes an introduction to the agile process of stand-up meetings (e.g. a daily scrum). You will also refresh your understanding of reflective practice through a focus on the Reflective 1 - Baseline assessment. 


By the end of this week:

You should have started your Reflective 1: Baseline


Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 1 - Current State

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 1 & 2) - Theme 1: Current State
  • iChange short course (or review if already completed)
  • Assessment information for Reflective 1: Baseline and Report: Proposal

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 2

This workshop focuses on 'People in Projects' through the lens of 'Social Innovation'. You will be introduced to the social issue for the current term and how this issue is to be incorporated into your work throughout the term. With consideration to the social issue you will incorporate your week 1 work into a project proposal that addresses the social issue whilst utilising your values and skills. The project should also provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate the two skills that you have stated you wish to develop in your Reflective 1: Baseline.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Nearly completed your Reflective 1: Baseline

Started your Proposal Report

Completed iChange (or review if already completed)

Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 2 - Defining what to change



Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 3 & 4) - Theme 2: Defining what to change
  • Assessment specifications for Reflective 1: Baseline and Report: Proposal


There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 3

During this workshop you will explore the terms social issue and Information on this workshop can be found in the Guide.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your Reflective 1: Baseline

Nearly finished your Proposal Report (which is due in week 4)

Understand what you should bring to the design thinking session held in the Week 4 workshop, for further information please review the the Workshop Guide.


Assessments Due:

Reflective 1: Baseline 


Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 2 - Defining what to change


Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 3 & 4) - Theme 2: Defining what to change
  • Assessment specifications for Practical 1: Design Thinking Session


There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 4

In this workshop you will be completing Practical 1 - Design Thinking Session. You need to be on time for the workshop. Students are not able to participate in the assessment after the design thinking session in their allocated workshop has began. It is up to each student to ensure they are at the workshop before the session starts. If you attend after the session has started you will need to submit an extension request through Moodle as per the policy and procedure.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed the design thinking session in your workshop.

Scanned and submitted your design thinking participation worksheet and a word document that has a photo of the prototype you developed during the class.


Assessments Due:

Report: Proposal 

Practical 1 - Design Thinking Session (Due in the allocated workshop)


Proposal Report Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 3 - Idea Generation


Chapter

Mandatory 

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 3 & 4) - Theme 2: Defining what to change
  • Assessment information for Practical 2: Prioritisation



There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 5

In this workshop you will work in a project team (of up to four students) to complete the assessment Practical 2 Prioritisation. If you are not present during this workshop you will need to submit an extension request through Moodle as per the policy and procedure. If the extension is granted you will have to liaise with the unit coordinator and arrange to complete the assessment as an individual.

NOTE: Students who have not submitted a proposal have a choice:

Foregoing proposal submission and continuing on with the prioritisation assessment,

OR

Spending the workshop completing (and submitting) their proposal and forgoing the prioritisation assessment.

Students found not to have completed a proposal but have attended and been provided other student’s proposals which is necessary to complete the prioritisation assessment will be ineligible to submit a late proposal.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted Practical 2: Prioritisation in your workshop.

Determined which project your project team will work on for the rest of the term.

Allocated tasks for each team member to work on the project. Ensure task allocations align with the appropriate hours to be spent weekly for each student considering this is a 12 credit point unit.


Assessments Due:

Practical 2 - Prioritisation (Due in the allocated workshop)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter

There are no mandatory readings for this week.

Students should review any materials they feel will assist in the completion of their projects.

Events and Submissions/Topic

No workshop



Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 3 - Idea Generation

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 5 & 6) - Theme 3: Idea Generation
  • Revise your understanding of idea generation and scope management within an Agile framework.
  • Assessment information for Practical 3: Backlog

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 6

In this workshop you will consider the project that your team prioritised in week 5, through the lens of idea generation and scoping. One of the key outputs for this workshop is a backlog for your project. A copy of the backlog must be submitted before the end of the workshop. Only one member of each team is to submit and it must include the names and student numbers of all members of the team that were present and also identify those that were not. 


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your backlog 


Assessments Due:

Practical 3: Backlog (Due in the allocated workshop) 

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 4 - A preference for action

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 7 & 8) - Theme 4: A preference for action
  • Assessment information for Practical 4: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 7

In this workshop you will review the work your team has since the week 6 workshop in a retrospective. Your practical 4 submission includes the completion of a sprint backlog and burn-down chart. These will be completed as a group and submitted before the end of the workshop. You will use the burn-down charts to present your progress to the class in the week 8 workshop. In the next two weeks as a team you should also seek feedback on your project from an external stakeholder. 


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your sprint backlog and burn down chart 

Identified an external stakeholder to seek feedback from.


Assessments Due:

Practical 4: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 4 - A preference for action

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 7 & 8) - Theme 4: A preference for action
  • Assessment information for Practical 5: Project progress presentation and report

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 8

Each team will present their project progress to the class whilst referring to the burn-down chart. Presentations should be professional and you will need to ensure that you are prepared prior to the workshop. You will start the poster and prototype in the workshop. You need to discuss your prototype with your tutor and ensure that you consider their feedback during development and construction.  


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Presented your teams project progress to the class and submitted submitted your project progress report. 

Nearly completed your poster and prototype.

Allocate each team members tasks for the following week.

Gained feedback from your tutor on your plans for your 3D prototype.

Gained feedback on your project from an external stakeholder and have their contact details so that the communication can be confirmed by markers. This information is to be submitted with your poster in Week 9.


Assessments Due:

Practical 5 -  Project progress presentation and report (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 5 - What works?

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 9 & 10) - Theme 5: What works?
  • Assessment information for Practical 6: Poster and Prototype Gallery.


There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 9

The workshop this week is transformed into a gallery where you will showcase your progress by presenting your poster and prototype. You will move around the gallery providing written feedback on the other teams projects whilst your peers and other invited guests provide feedback on your project. Posters must be in displayed in the template provided and consist of not more than two A4 pages. The prototype must be three dimensional. You are encouraged to ask your external stakeholders to attend the gallery workshop, whereby other teams will also benefit from their feedback. Visitors including external stakeholders should be invited to attend 30 minutes after the commencement of the workshop, so that the gallery can be set up prior to their arrival.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Participated in the Practical 6- Poster and Prototype Gallery.

Obtained feedback from your peers and an external stakeholder.

Submitted your Poster, copies of all feedback and the contact details of the external stakeholder.


Assessments Due:

Practical 6 - Poster and Prototype Gallery (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 5 - What works?

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 9 & 10) - Theme 5: What works?
  • Assessment information for Practical 7: Retrospective

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 10

During this workshop you will complete a project retrospective looking at what went well and what could have been improved. As a team you will use this to define lessons learnt and what actions you will take. You will need to bring post-it notes and pens to complete the exercise which you will submit as formative assessment.  

After the retrospective, your tutor will discuss the next theme and the final reflective assessment which will be completed in weeks 11 and 12.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted the Practical 7 - Retrospective (only one student from each team is to submit).

Have an understanding of the final assessment Reflective 2: Report 


Assessments Due:

Practical 7: Retrospective Report (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 6 - Reflective practice

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 11 & 12) - Theme 6: Reflective practice
  • Assessment specifications for Reflective 2: Report 

You should also ensure you understand what reflective practice is and how self-reflective writing differs from academic writing. 

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 11

In this workshop you will use the information produced last week in the retrospective and your own reflection to work on Retrospective 2: Report. Note this is an individual assessment. Your tutor is there to answer any questions on reflective writing and discuss common issues students face with the final reflective assessment. 


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Progressed work on your Reflective 2: Report 

Identified a contact for the Action task

Have an understanding of reflective practice. 

Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week.


Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Theme 6 - Reflective practice

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 11 & 12) - Theme 6: Reflective practice
  • Assessment information for Reflective 2: Report 


There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 12

In this workshop you will progress your Retrospective 2: Report using the information produced in the retrospective and your own reflection. Note this is an individual assessment.


By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted the Reflective 2: Report (this is an individual assessment submission) .

An understanding of what you have achieved during PPMP20018 and what this means for your future.

Created a plan of action that you can use to guide you towards your next achievement. 


Assessments Due:

Reflective 2: Report 

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator / Lead:

Natalie Ewin, Senior Lecturer Project Management, Brisbane Campus.


Online Delivery

The unit will be delivered in an online format in term 2, 2020. Attendance at the workshops are mandatory and a number of assessments require you to be present to be eligible for the associated marks. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and stable internet connection for the workshops. You will need to be able to show your work by sharing your screen and video. If you experience poor connectivity consider alternatives such as use of campus study spaces during workshops.



Assessment Tasks

1 Report

Assessment Title
Proposal Report

Task Description

This assessment requires you to develop a concise and persuasive project proposal. You may develop the proposal within a domain or industry of your choice e.g. construction, engineering, information and communications technology, business and service management etc. The proposal must address the social issue defined and demonstrate a social innovation mindset. The high level social issue will be complex and you need to narrow your project focus to a very specific aspect of the issue. You will need to identify the specific problem or opportunity that your proposal will target and persuasively describe how the project aligns to the strategic direction of CQUniversity and the unit learning outcomes. The scope of the project should be realistic in terms of ability to execute the project within the term.

The project proposed must NOT be a research project, proposals of research projects may be awarded a zero mark. Therefore, you will not be able to survey or interview people, or collect data from them. 

This is an individual assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The Proposal Report is worth 15% of the overall grade for the unit and will be assessed with reference to the following criteria

  1. Professional, relevant, complete and well written project proposal 
  2. Project demonstrates a social innovation mindset 
  3. Project is achievable 
  4. Risk and ethics profile is appropriate 
  5. Enables students to draw on their own strengths, knowledge and experience to add value to the project. 
  6. Enables students to widen their networks in their chosen industries/fields. 

Postgraduate standards of spelling, grammar, presentation and conciseness will be considered within the marking structure.

As this practical unit is your last project management subject, having studied PMBoK, PRINCE2 and Agile, there is an opportunity to draw from a range of potential references including completed units, academic texts, peer-reviewed journals, current newspaper articles, government departmental reports, not-for-profit organisational publications, CQU website, allied professional services and personal critical reflections (if and where relevant). All references will be checked to ensure they are applicable to the in-text citation as reference falsification is deemed academic misconduct.

The assessment information provided on the unit Moodle site provides further information.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The proposal must be submitted via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply project management knowledge and skills
  • Apply enabling processes used in certain project contexts.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment

Task Description

You are required to participate in your workshops as well as work on your project between class times. There are seven parts to the practical assessment each part is worth 5% and is completed and submitted in the weekly workshops from weeks 4 to 10. You must be present at the workshop to be eligible for the marks.


Practical 1: Design Thinking Workshop (Workshop week 4) Paired activity and individual submission.

Practical 2: Prioritisation (Workshop week 5) Group submission

Practical 3: Backlog (Workshop week 6) Group submission

Practical 4: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart (Workshop week 7) Group submission

Practical 5: Project Progress (Workshop week 8) Group submission

Practical 6: Poster and Prototype Gallery Presentation (Workshop 9).

Practical 7: Retrospective (Workshop week 10)


Assessment Due Date

Although there is a final due date specified for each workshop (in Moodle), there is a total of 7 weekly submissions that must be developed and submitted as scheduled in the weekly workshop sessions. These Workshop tasks commence in week-4.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

There are seven practicals and each is worth 5%, contributing equally to 35% of the total grade for the unit.

Practicals will be assessed in terms of the following criteria:

  1. Prompt attendance, professional presentation and preparedness for the workshop
  2. Active participation and contribution to class activities and discussion
  3. Workshop Submission

Practical 1 in week four is an individual submission. Practicals 2-7 are group submissions however the mark for each also has an individual component as can be seen by the criteria listed above. Students who are not present or are unable to participate will be marked zero for that practical. An example of where late attendance may result in a zero mark includes Practical 1 in week 4, as once the design thinking session has started further participants are unable to join. Each practical has its own requirements, it is the students responsibility to ensure they are aware of the requirements for each prior to the workshop and come prepared. Failure to attend on time and fully prepared may mean the student will not be able to participate and therefore forfeits the marks for that practical. 

The professional standard and format of these practicals must include appropriate referencing, spelling, grammar, presentation and conciseness. 

Make sure you reference with the APA and that all references and in-text citations map to each other.

As this practical unit is your last project management subject having studied PMBoK, PRINCE2 and Agile, there is an opportunity to draw from a range of potential references including completed units, academic texts, peer-reviewed journals, current newspaper articles, relevant government departmental reports, not-for-profit organisational publications, CQU website, allied professional services and personal critical reflections. These references will be checked to ensure they are applicable as falsification of references is deemed academic misconduct.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Each practical has its own requirements which are described on Moodle, The week four submission is an individual submission and weeks five to ten are group submissions. For group submissions only one project team member is to upload. The names and student numbers of all team members must be included on the submission and their attendance or non-attendance at the workshop must be clearly stated.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply project management knowledge and skills
  • Plan and execute a project based on a project proposal


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Reflective Practice Assignment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Assignment

Task Description

This assessment requires you to engage in reflective practice and is divided into two submissions.

Reflective Baseline (Due Friday Week 3)

Reflective Report: (Due in students allocated workshop - Week 12)

Reflective activities early in the term will represent a baseline or personal 'current state' with later activities acting as a comparison to the baseline. You will be able to analyse the data you gather in the exercises to develop your reflective practice report. The activities highlight how reflective practice is embedded in to project management and how you can incorporate it into your professional development and career planning. This is an individual assessment. In your reflective report you will need to reflect on and critically analyse your experience in the unit and note implications to your project management practice and industry readiness. Some sections refer specifically to other assessments within the unit. If you did not submit or were not present during an assessment it is your responsibility to ensure this has been discussed with the Unit Coordinator and where alternate arrangements were made that these were completed accordingly. Where this is not the case, students may be marked zero for sections of the report where they are required to reflect on a component of the unit where they were not present or an assessment where no submission was recorded. Ensure that you are prepared for these assessments, including understanding what reflective practice is and how it differs from academic writing.


Assessment re-submission

This unit offers students the opportunity to re-attempt the Reflective Report as per sections 4.50 to 4.61 of the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework), highlights of which are noted below:

  • Re-attempts are only available for failed assessments that have been submitted (refer s4.50)
  • Depending on the assessment item and the case specifics, a re-attempt may include a modified assessment, partial assessment or a full resubmit of the original assessment (refer s4.51).
  • A reasonable attempt to complete the assessment task must have been made (refer s4.54)
  • Students have only one opportunity re-attempt the assessment task (refer s4.56)
  • Re-attempts must be completed within seven consecutive days after receiving the assessment mark. The Unit Coordinator may extend this in exceptional circumstances (refer s4.57)
  • A mark of no more than 50% for the re-attempted assessment task can be allocated. (refer s4.58)

Note: Students will only be given the opportunity to resubmit where their ability to pass the unit is at risk without the opportunity. Students eligible for reattempts will be advised through the marking comments and where necessary a follow up email with information on the specific re-attempt. Students should ensure they understand what they need to do to complete the reattempt. Students should contact the unit coordinator if they have any questions. The seven day period will begin on release of the assessment marks and it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they check Moodle and email regularly.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment has two parts; Reflective 1: Baseline is due on Friday of Week 3 and Reflective 2: Report is due Friday of Week 12


Return Date to Students

Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your reflective practice will be assessed in three parts:

Reflective 1: Baseline (Due Friday week 3 - 10 marks)

Reflective 2:Report (Due in Friday week 12 - 40 marks)

The assessment information on the Moodle site provide further details in relation to the assessment.

There are limited references required in the reflective submissions, and it is up to the student to ensure where and when citations are necessary. Do not place citations randomly in your assessments as this an example of academic misconduct.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically analyse and reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related to project management


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

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?