This work placement capstone unit enables you to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills you have learned to a workplace environment. Your work will involve finding solutions to a problem in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. This practical experience will involve 50 hours of workplace experience which may be accrued intensively or distributed throughout the term. The university will assist in finding suitable workplace arrangements. You will be required to log this time and have this certified by your workplace mentor. You will be required to keep a digital portfolio of your workplace experiences and reflect on what this means for professional practice while setting a professional development agenda. During your practical experience you will complete a workplace project, under the supervision of your workplace mentor and our unit coordinator, supported by online resources and advice. The deliverables from this project will be submitted for assessment and will form part of your professional portfolio.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Enrolment in CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology).
CRIM11001 Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRIM11002 Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis
CRIM12001 Digital Criminology
CRIM12002 Case Management Practice
CRIM12003 Criminology Theory
CRIM13002 Contemporary Criminology
Generally this unit should be undertaken towards the end of the course.
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|2. Workplace Project||70%|
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%).
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No previous feedback available
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Workplace Project||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Workplace Project||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|