HRMT5531 Work-Based Learning Project

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Within the context of the student's master's degree program, this unit provides students with the opportunity to apply, develop and critically reflect upon the knowledge and skills they have acquired into investigating a real world people management issue. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator , students will identify a relevant topic and develop a research project proposal that is both academically and professionally robust. As part of this unit, students will actively participate in the identification of an industry based mentor to help guide the project.
Students are able to (1) be responsible and accountable for the identification of a research topic relevant to both academic studies and a professional context
environment; (2) apply theoretical knowledge to a real life topic in a practical professional context; (3) effectively communicate with a wide audience to inform and persuade; (4) critically assess a set of possible solutions

; and (5) reflect on own development of professional understanding and confidence.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project proposal; (2) reflection journal; and (3) final project report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jacquie Hutchinson
Unit rules
Enrollment in the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations and a minimum of 36 core unit points and an average of 70%
SVLG5003 Wicked Problems
Contact hours
This is an experiential learning unit and requires no formal class contact. Students will be expected to be in regular contact with the Course Coordinator (supervising lecturer) as agreed in the approved project proposal. It is anticipated that the 150 hours requirement for regular academic units will be met.
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their studies to a genuine project located at an existing workplace and agreed to by both the organisation and the Course Coordinator.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.