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CRIM73-100: Professional Portfolio


Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially oriented and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR complete a collaborative research project totalling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the Masters component of the degree.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Standard]
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Situated]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - Situated]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Standard]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Situated]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - Standard]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - Situated]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Situated]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering - Standard]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering - Situated]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $9,640
  • Commencing in 2022: $9,640

Learning outcomes

1. Integrate classroom learning with professional experience.
2. Examine the structure and functions of a company in their chosen profession.
3. Gain practical experience and develop professional skills that enhance job opportunities.
4. Discover professional strengths and weaknesses, evaluate career opportunities and develop a sense of greater professional responsibility.
5. Further develop drafting and writing skills.
6. Further develop communication and interpersonal skills.
7. Further develop research proficiency.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

Only available if admitted into HS-23079 Master of Criminology (Professional) AND Must have successfully completed all 12 Masters subjects.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard OfferingStandard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/202015/11/2020
Semester start18/01/202118/01/2021
Subject start18/01/202118/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/202101/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/202108/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/202131/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/202113/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/202106/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/202112/02/2021
Standard Offering - StandardStandard Offering - Situated
Enrolment opens21/03/202121/03/2021
Semester start17/05/202117/05/2021
Subject start17/05/202117/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/202131/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/202107/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/202130/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/202112/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/202103/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/202111/06/2021
Non-Standard Offering - StandardNon-Standard Offering - Situated
Enrolment opens18/07/202118/07/2021
Semester start13/09/202113/09/2021
Subject start13/09/202113/09/2021
Cancellation 1?04/10/202104/10/2021
Cancellation 2?10/10/202110/10/2021
Last enrolment02/10/202102/10/2021
Withdraw – Financial?25/10/202125/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?21/11/202121/11/2021
Teaching census?24/10/202124/10/2021