This capstone unit provides you with the opportunity to reflect upon what you have learned from your undergraduate psychology degree, and to apply your discipline-specific knowledge within a professional context. There will be a focus on the transition into the workforce or further study, including the opportunity to review and finalise your professional ePortfolio, and to reflect on your values and current competencies as a future professional in the field of psychology. You will work in a small team to complete an applied major group project to address a real-world problem faced by an external organisation. Working as scientist-practitioners, your project (such as a research proposal, grant application, literature review, intervention, or evaluation), will be based on contemporary research evidence and consideration of cultural and ethical issues, and will highlight your discipline-specific and professional knowledge and skills.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
96 credit points including PYSC13015.
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.
|1. Group Work||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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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:
In this unit, students will achieve all of the graduate competencies as outlined by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) (https://www.psychologycouncil.org.au/standards). These include:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Group Work||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|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||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|