BUSN5505 Professional Development Practicum
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Summer teaching period UWA (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
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.