BUSN5505 Professional Development Practicum

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit gives students the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement within an organisation normally outside the University to facilitate the transition from student to professional. A professional experience placement provides opportunities for students to enhance and evidence their knowledge and capabilities that support their engagement in a practice setting.

The professional experience placement allows students to integrate discipline knowledge with workplace application. Students are expected to either work on a defined project with negotiated outcomes agreed between the placement partner, student and unit coordinator or to work in an organisation as part of an internship program.
Students are able to (1) practice effectively as an emerging professional through teamwork, collegial practice, conflict management and the adoption of appropriate professional conventions, as appropriate to the placement; (2) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (3) apply theoretical knowledge and frameworks in a practical setting; and (4) reflect on and evaluate their performance in a professional context.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) professional experience project proposal; (2) placement evaluation; and (3) mid-term and final reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Peter Robinson
Unit rules
for the Master of Commerce (41680): six units in the course, including at least two from a chosen specialisation; for Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (41670): six units in the course and approval from the unit coordinator.
Contact hours
a maximum of 100 hours placement and a written proposal and report
Unit Outline
Semester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/SEM-1/2018
TS-SUMM-B : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/TS-SUMM-B/2018
TS-U-4 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/TS-U-4/2018
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