SSEH2295 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning

6 points

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Sport Science; Sport Science, Exercise and Health major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
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).
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Furzer; Associate Professor Karen Wallman
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.