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SDCM73-100: Professional Portfolio (Workshop Program) September 2019 [Situated]

General information

Professional Portfolio is a 20-week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject uses situated learning and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject ensures that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It provides practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation.

Students will undertake either a Work Placement in Australia (210 hours) OR a Professional Program (210 hours). The Professional Program offers students a mix of classroom learning and practical experiences and incorporates, skills sessions, guest industry visits, projects and practical assessment pieces replicating a placement.



Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SDCM73-100
Subject title:Professional Portfolio
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2019
Credit points:45

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Placement: x20 (Total hours: 210) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: As successful completion of this subject is heavily dependent on attendance at all sessions (classroom, workshop, practical and field trip activities) , attendance is compulsory and will be monitored. It is also necessary for students to engage proactively and contribute positively to discussions and activities. All 'set work' must be completed and submitted for assessment as it is an important part of developing the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil the minimum requirements of this subject.


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. 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 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.

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.

Find your program

Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  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.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report Portfolio Report 2 60% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Written Report Portfolio Report 1 20% Week 6 1, 2, 5, 6, 7.
Workplace Performance Report ^ Supervisor's Performance Assessment 20% Week 12 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • ^ 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 in writing by the subject Lecturer. The standard late penalty will be 10% of available marks for that assessment per calendar day late, with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Students must complete an Application for Extension to Assessment Items form when requesting an extension. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the approved extended 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.

Subject curriculum

Career paths/finding a job

Planning & development

Essential skills and attributes

Practical surveying

WH&S training

Construction documentation

Software tools/MS Excel & MS Project


Industry engagement

Employer expectations

Job seeking & interviews

The future of work: VR/AR

Advanced and developing technologies

CUBIT training

CostX training

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Portfolio reflection

Approved on: Aug 15, 2019. Edition: 2.1