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BUSN71-701: Professional Portfolio May 2019 [Situated]

General information

Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Bond Business School. This subject blends both practical and theoretical components to complement your program of study by enhancing your employability and professional skills. A key element of this subject is a structured and supervised 210-hour vocational experience that is tailored to address placement objectives mutually agreed upon between each student, industry partner and the instructor.  Combined with individualised mentoring sessions with the instructor, this subject is designed to enable students to develop their professional skills in a real-world environment.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:BUSN71-701
Subject title:Professional Portfolio
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2019
Credit points:45

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x20 (Total hours: 60) - Weekly Lecture
  • Research Activity: x20 (Total hours: 60) - Self-directed research activity or Work Placement
  • Personal Study Hours: x20 (Total hours: 80) - Recommended study time & reviewing materials
Attendance and learning activities: You will be required to attend all scheduled mentoring sessions with the lecturer together with the achievement of 210 hours of vocational placement within the semester you are enrolled in this subject.


Prescribed resources:
  • Jim Bright,Karen Bright (2005). Land that Job in Australia. Tribus Lingua , 207.
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Students must have successfully completed all 12 subjects and be in the final semester of a Master (Professional) program. This subject cannot be taken in conjunction with any other subject.

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

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Investigate, plan and complete a professional experience placement within a work environment relevant to your career interests.
  2. Articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information relevant to personal career planning procedures and pathways in oral presentations.
  3. Develop professional and personal techniques to assist with gaining entry to the workplace (through seminars and workshops), and also to function successfully within the workplace once employed.
  4. Produce a written report that demonstrates a sense of self-awareness by identifying personal strengths and weaknesses through self/group evaluations.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Guided Practical Participate in a one-on-one mentoring session with the instructor after completing preparing a brief report summarising your background and goals for this subject. 20% Week 2 2, 3, 4.
*Guided Practical Participate in a second one-on-one mentoring session with the instructor to participate in a mock interview. 10% Week 4 2, 4.
Professionalism Conduct three (3) information /survey meetings with a relevant industry professional. Further details to be provided. 20% Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4.
*Log Book ^ Maintain a Professional Experience Handbook consisting of regular/daily reflective journal entries throughout the placement (Due Week 19) 10% In Consultation 2, 3, 4.
Presentation Present a succinct and professional reflective account of your internship outlining significant experiences, positives, negatives, achievement of objectives, and implications for future career plans/transition into meaningful employment. (Week 19) 10% In Consultation 2, 3, 4.
*Workplace Self & Peer Review ^ Written self reflection report (i.e., a summary containing detailed reflection and analysis as informed by regular/daily journal entries) (Due Week 20) 30% In Consultation 2, 3, 4.

Pass requirement

Satisfactory completion of the required Professional Experience (20 hours) is required to pass the subject.

  • ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the lead educator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension in writing by the lead educator, a penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

There is no specific text book for this subject but the course will require students to maintain an ongoing review of current business news relevant to the company, industry and business environment. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Subject curriculum

Overview of subject learning outcomes and internship assessment.

Preparing for employment and achieving a successful transition into industry employment. Exploring your career plan and what you need to know about yourself and your intended industry before you begin applying for employment.

Sharing of reflections from student internship experiences and development of an actionable plan to continue your professional development.

Approved on: May 29, 2019. Edition: 3.1