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SDCM71-327: Professional Practice


Professional Practice provides students the opportunity in an authentic learning environment to develop both their skills for the real world of the construction industry. The subject encourages students to combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies to expand their analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It also provides practical experience for students to appreciate the requirements of industrial practice and develop their communication skills to improve their ‘work readiness’. Students will complete a 12-week Workshop Program on campus that offers students a mix of classroom learning and practical experiences incorporating skills sessions, industry guest involvement and site inspections.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: SDCM71-327
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Construction, Property, and Planning

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify appropriate work opportunities in the construction industry and effectively promote themselves as a desirable potential employee.
  2. Instinctively demonstrate the behaviour required of a graduate employee in the workplace.
  3. Communicate effectively with others in the workplace and utilise interpersonal skills to become a fully productive member of a team.
  4. Review their personal strengths and weaknesses, identify necessary adjustments and implement them to improve their employability.
  5. Adapt and apply knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to ‘real world’ situations.

Enrolment requirements



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

Must be taken in the final semester

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

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