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BUSN19024 - Professional Practice Preparation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Professional Practice Preparation equips students with the necessary skills and understanding of professional behaviour in the workplace and further develops a range of CQUniversity Graduate skills and attributes. Self reflection is emphasised as an important element of self management for career planning and future success in a professional career. This unit will provide students with an understanding of contemporary industry employer requirements and future employment trends within the industry. Students will learn skills required to competently market themselves to potential employers and to participate in the selection process for graduate positions in their chosen discipline. Material relating to employment application preparation and processes reflect contemporary Australian recruiting procedures.

Details

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 Prerequisite of successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points) at an undergraduate level.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2016

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
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).

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 60%
2. Written Assessment 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.22% 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: Student feedback and Unit Coordinator reflections.
Feedback
Informational interviews with professionals take time to arrange and difficulties can arise if they are not arranged in a timely manner.
Recommendation
Students are provided the details of how to organise this part of their final assessment by Week 2.
Action Taken
Students were provided with guidance on how to arrange informal interviews with professionals.
Source: Student feedback. Unit Coordinator reflections.
Feedback
The best aspect of the unit is completion of interviews through video link. Allow recording of online interviews for students' own records.
Recommendation
Continue to use Zoom for interviews and enable students to record the session for later review and reflection.
Action Taken
All interviews for both internal and distance students were conducted via Zoom with the capability to record the session.
Source: Have Your Say and unit coordinator.
Feedback
The current implementation of the selected learning and teaching philosophy works well.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the current unit learning and teaching philosophy and its current unit implementation is continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand their personal profile of interests/abilities and career variations provided by different choices of speciality, major study areas or post graduate study options.
  2. Understand the processes used in graduate and professional and recruitment practices for both private and public employment, including on-line application and graduate programs.
  3. Develop attributes and skills in workplace behaviour that ensures compliance with Codes of Conduct and Codes of ethics and recognise the relevant workplace legislation and organisations that provide advice and assistance to both employers and employees.
  4. Prepare a quality resume to professional standard and write effective and professional covering letters to accompany their application for vacant positions or graduate programs
  5. Explain the importance of selection criteria to the recruitment process and construct effective responses to graduate selection criteria by including CQU generic skills and graduate attributes
  6. Describe professional recruitment processes; including the role of psychometric testing in the selection process.
  7. Confidently participate in graduate recruitment interview; including telephone videoconferences, face-to-face panel interview and graduate selection centres.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment