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Professional Development

Description

Professional Development is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Bond Business School. The subject blends both practical and theoretical components to complement the program of study by enhancing employability and professional skills. This includes providing a variety of tools to develop a flexible career strategy and ultimately communicate the students’ professional brand to potential employers. Students will also complete an individual research project exploring an industry and/or organisation that is the target of their professional aspirations.

  • Academic unit: Bond Business School
    Subject code: BUSN71-705
    Subject title: BUSN71-705: Professional Development
    Subject level: Postgraduate
    Semester/Year: May 2021
    Credit points: 45.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x20 () - Seminar 1
    • Self-Directed Activity: x20 () - Self-directed research activity
    • Personal Study Hours: x20 () - Recommended study time & reviewing materials
    Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Steve Rook (2019). The Graduate Career Guidebook. n/a, McMillan Education UK
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
    [email protected] & Email: [email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

    To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Academic unit: Bond Business School
Subject code: BUSN71-705
Subject title: BUSN71-705: Professional Development
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: May 2021
Credit points: 45.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

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. Apply 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.
  2. Critically evaluate personal progress and performance within a self-reflection report.
  3. Develop an oral presentation to articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information relevant to personal career planning procedures and pathways.
  4. Investigate, plan and complete a professional experience placement within a work environment relevant to student career interests.
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Skills Assignment Employment application and LinkedIn profile 15.00% Week 12 3,4
    Project Report Prepare a written report summarising employment related information relevant to your targeted industry/profession/organisation. (Due Week 18) 30.00% In Consultation 1,2,3,4
    Essay Mock Interview and Written Reflection 15.00% In Consultation 4
    Presentation Cultural Differences Presentation 10.00% In Consultation 2,4
    Presentation Present a succinct and professional presentation of your industry and employer report. (Due Week 19) 10.00% In Consultation 2,3,4
    Written Report Cultural Difference Report 20.00% In Consultation 2,3,4
  • 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.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Skills Assignment Employment application and LinkedIn profile 15.00% Week 12 3,4
Project Report Prepare a written report summarising employment related information relevant to your targeted industry/profession/organisation. (Due Week 18) 30.00% In Consultation 1,2,3,4
Essay Mock Interview and Written Reflection 15.00% In Consultation 4
Presentation Cultural Differences Presentation 10.00% In Consultation 2,4
Presentation Present a succinct and professional presentation of your industry and employer report. (Due Week 19) 10.00% In Consultation 2,3,4
Written Report Cultural Difference Report 20.00% In Consultation 2,3,4

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 subject coordinator. 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, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

The 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.

Accessibility and Inclusion 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

The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth insight into Australia (demographics, population, politics and history) and the Australian 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.

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