Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Bond Business School. 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 selfanalysis 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.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||Professional Portfolio|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||The classes are intentionally conducted as workshop sessions in which I encourage (and have an expectation of) a high level of interaction and discussion. Students are expected to provide written justification for any absence, eg. Doctor's certificate.|
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|[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
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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.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Integrate classroom learning with professional experience
- Examine the structure and functions of a company in their chosen profession
- Gain practical experience and develop professional skills that enhance job opportunities
- Discover professional strengths and weaknesses, evaluate career opportunities and develop a sense of greater professional responsibility
- Further develop drafting and writing skills
- Further develop communication and interpersonal skills
- Further develop research proficiency.
|Professionalism||Professional Portfolio/Reflective Diary||60%||Progressive||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
|Reflective Essay||Reflective Essay||20%||Week 6||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
|Written Report||Written Report||20%||In Consultation||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
- * 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.
|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.|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fortnightly meeting with the University instructor
Readings: Networking skills - go to https:://careerhub.bond.edu.au/login and follow instructions. Read networking and schmoozing articles.
Readings : Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, About Australia A Snapshot + Ten Good Reasons - A Summary, Austrade + Australia, CIA - The World Factbook + Ten Good Reasons - A summary, retrieved 21 January, 2009
Readings: Knightley - chapters 1-3
Readings: Knightley - chapters 4-6, Rickard, J., Australia A Cultural History, Chapter 9: Diversity, Addison Wesley Longman, New York, 1999, pp 219-243
Readings: Knightley - chapters 7-9 + chapter: Thought and Religion
Readings: Knightley - chapters 10-12 + Davie. M., Anglo- Australian Attitudes, Chapter 9: Australian Accent, Secker & Warburg, London, 2000, pp 183-200 + Gare, D. & Ritters, D., Making Australian History, Perspectives on the Past Since 1788, Anzac by Bill
Readings: Knightley - chapters 13 onwards + chapter: Coping in a new country + Sainsbury, M., Vinicultural Revolution, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 3-4 July, 2010 + Geert Hoftstede, Cultural Dimensions
Readings: handouts to be provided
Readings: handouts to be provided
Readings: chapter - Coping in a new country
Readings: Terrill, R., The Australians: Policitical ways at home and abroad, Doubleday, Sydney 2000 pp 281 - 300
Readings: Nicholas, P., Winning the battle for talent, The Australian, 30-31 October, 2010
Preparation during weeks 14 - 16
Iconic Australian company presentation and Assessment Centre Activity
Individual appointment times will be organised with you.
Individual appointment times will be organised with you.
Sainsbury, M., Vinicultural Revolution, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 3-4 July, 2010