Studying online

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Unit Overview


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.

6 points

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.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional experience project proposal; (2) placement evaluation; and (3) mid-term and final reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.