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PSYC11011 Personal and Professional Development
Personal and Professional Development
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General Information


This unit is designed to help you, as a university student studying psychology, to build a set of evidence-based strategies to prepare you for your academic and professional life. You will receive practical instruction on how to effectively study at university; develop your written and oral communication skills; work effectively in groups; navigate the scientific literature; and apply American Psychological Association (APA) referencing conventions. Your communication, teamwork and research skills will be utilised in the design and preparation of a group presentation. You will also be introduced to career pathways in psychology-related disciplines, and given insight into the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge relevant to a career in psychology. The creation of a career portfolio will help you identify and market the transferable knowledge and skills that you will acquire throughout your degree.


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 3 - 2022


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

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
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 Have your say (student feedback)


The assessment tasks were applied and the resources available were extremely helpful. It was good to have the freedom to choose the topic of the essay.


Continue to include applied assessment tasks and provide flexibility relating to the topics available for the major assessment. Continue to develop resources relating to oral and written communication that can be applied to this unit's assessment as well as those in future units.

Feedback from Have your say (student feedback)


The unit subject matter was useful and applicable to the unit as well as for future reference.


The unit will continue to focus on applied skills and knowledge required for studying psychology at university, as well as begin to help students recognise graduate competencies and career pathways.

Feedback from Unit coordinator


The ePortfolio assessment task was a 'must pass' item, however this was not made clear.


Clearly communicate that this item must be successfully completed in order to pass the unit and meet the unit learning outcomes.

Feedback from Unit coordinator


Provide instruction and experience relating to interpersonal skills and group work. These skills will be important for future units within the undergraduate psychology degree.


Introduce group work (theory and practice) into the unit. This will be reflected in changes to the unit overview, unit learning outcomes, lecture content and assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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This unit profile has not yet been finalised.