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Unit Overview


This unit is focused on the foundational skills for undertaking WIL in an industry with a person-person interaction focus. The elements within the unit will focus on keys skills for working in a professional environment including communication, inter-professional practice, team work, diversity and equality, and supporting wellbeing in 'human-facing' environments (e.g., Mental Health First Aid, Cultural).

Students undertake this foundational unit in order to prepare for future WIL within their study plan, or to learn crucial workplace skills for future employment in 'patient- or people-facing' environments.

Those on particular course plan or pathways with requirements for WIL will have the opportunity to commence hours and experiential learning in line with their individual pathway (where possible).

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the minimum expectations of working in a 'human-facing' environment and (2) apply professional skills to support outcomes and wellbeing in 'human-facing' environments.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: assessment of professional skill competency and understanding. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded 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)
Associate Professor Karen Wallman
Unit rules
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
and SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
and SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
and SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Working with Children Check- Expiry 3 years (estimated cost - $11.00)
(2) Mental Health First Aid - no charge if completed at UWA (estimated cost - $55.00)
(3) First Aid - expiry 3 years (estimated cost - $120.00)
(4) CPR - requires annual renewal (estimated cost - $60.00)
(5) Police Clearance (estimated cost - $50.00)
(6) Infection Control Form (incl COVID/Flu) - no charge if GP bulk bills (estimated cost - $85.00)
(7) Polo shirt (estimated cost - $40.00)
(8) Name badge (estimated cost - $10.00).
Contact hours
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
WIL preparatory and competency requirements (based on student pathway)
Commencement of WIL placements in line with student pathway (estimated ~ 40 hours).
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • 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.