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SDCM73-101: Professional Portfolio (Work Placement)

Description

Professional Portfolio is a 20-week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject provides students the opportunity through situated learning to develop both their ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills in a real workplace.   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 an industry workplace and develop their communication skills to improve their ‘work readiness’.   Students are provided with the opportunity to secure an internship in Australia which consists of a 210-hour work placement as an intern in a professional organisation. The student is mentored throughout their internship by both the Career Development Centre and a dedicated academic staff member to maximise the value of the experience. Students who wish to undertake the Professional Portfolio (Work Placement) require a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be considered. 

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: SDCM73-101
EFTSL: 0.563
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non Standard Offering]
Credit: 45
Study areas:
  • Construction, Property, and Planning
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,570.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,570.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710.00

Learning objectives

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. Through constant review of personal strengths and weaknesses, identify and make the improvements necessary to improve their employability; 5. Adapt and apply knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to ‘real world’ situations; 6. Acquire, evaluate and organise the appropriate information required to complete an allotted task/project; and 7. Gain relevant input &/or demonstrate appropriate initiative to make informed decisions and be able to work under limited supervision.

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 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 dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 07/02/2022
    Cancellation 2: 13/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 05/02/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 28/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 27/03/2022
    Teaching census: 27/02/2022
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 06/06/2022
    Cancellation 2: 12/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 04/06/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 27/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 24/07/2022
    Teaching census: 26/06/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • Non Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 01/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 27/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 25/02/2023
    Teaching census: 09/02/2023
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 07/02/2022
Cancellation 2: 13/02/2022
Last enrolment: 05/02/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 28/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 27/03/2022
Teaching census: 27/02/2022