PSYC5544 Professional Skills

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
The professional skills unit takes the student on a journey of self-discovery, supporting the student in developing a deep understanding of themselves and how this interfaces with the work context, which enables the student to identify how to reach their full potential at work.
Students are able to (1) develop a deep understanding of their personal capability and strengths within a work context; (2) develop an ability to reflect on their own personal capability to identify areas for improvement and effective self management; and (3) identifiy and set goals to support the student to flourish and reach their full potential.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation in surveys relating to personal development and discovery; (2) learning reflections based on survey results and in class discussion; and (3) completion of a challenge goal setting task. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the learning reflections based on survey results and in class discussion and completion of a challenge goal setting task components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jill Latham
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Contact hours
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
  • 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.