BUSN13004 - Professional Practice and Experience

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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: work integrated learning, global experience or project. The work integrated learning 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 work integrated learning 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 these options.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2024 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment 0%
3. Portfolio 0%

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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 12.50% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit co-ordinator and student feedback
This unit could use further development to scaffold the research project for students, who often enter the unit with relatively little formal research training before launching into independent project work.
Continue to add scaffolding and content to the research project option to shape student progress.
Action Taken
Students were provided with structured support and educational materials to successfully complete the unit. This included weekly workshops, supporting literature, one-to-one consultation, and constructive feedback etc.
Source: Discipline leaders, HOC
The unit would benefit from a review of ULOs, to ensure a streamlined list of ULOs that potentially are applicable to all three streams, should SBL decide to persist with all three streams going forward.
Hold a meeting within SBL to review the ULOs, perhaps with a learning design team member to ensure the outcomes are aligned with all three streams, and to review the three-in-one nature of the unit.
Action Taken
The ULOs were reviewed and ensured the outcomes were aligned with all three streams of assessments
Source: SUTE
The professor was very conscientious and very patient in teaching each student and answering our difficult questions
To continue these effective teaching practices, it is recommended to enhance interactive and student-centred learning approaches. This will help identify specific aspects of teaching and learning that are working well and ensure continuous improvement in the classroom experience.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE
Thank you, for always reminding us of the Assessments due and One call away on Questions via Email.
Continue to provide students with a supportive and responsive learning environment, ensuring that students are well-informed about assessments and have a reliable channel for seeking clarification and assistance.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Justify and communicate a project plan for an work integrated learning, 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 work integrated learning, 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.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10