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BUSN71-705: Professional Development


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.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,170
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,300

Learning outcomes

1. Investigate, plan and complete a professional experience placement within a work environment relevant to student career interests. 2. Develop an oral presentation to articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information relevant to personal career planning procedures and pathways. 3. 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. 4. Critically evaluate personal progress and performance within a self-reflection report.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • 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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?06/02/2022
Cancellation 2?12/02/2022
Last enrolment04/02/2022
Withdraw – Financial?26/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?24/03/2022
Teaching census?25/02/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?06/06/2022
Cancellation 2?12/06/2022
Last enrolment04/06/2022
Withdraw – Financial?27/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?24/07/2022
Teaching census?26/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022