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SDCM73-100: Professional Portfolio


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.


Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?
  • 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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard OfferingStandard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/201813/11/2018
Semester start14/01/201914/01/2019
Subject start14/01/201914/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/201928/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/201904/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/201927/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?09/02/201909/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?02/03/201902/03/2019
Teaching census?08/02/201908/02/2019
Standard OfferingNon-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/201918/03/2019
Semester start13/05/201913/05/2019
Subject start13/05/201913/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/201903/06/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/201909/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/201901/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/06/201924/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/201921/07/2019
Teaching census?07/06/201923/06/2019
Standard OfferingStandard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/201914/07/2019
Semester start09/09/201909/09/2019
Subject start09/09/201909/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/201923/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/201930/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/201922/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/201905/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/201926/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/201904/10/2019