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Unit Overview


SSEH3394 is a continuation from SSEH2295, where 40 hours of industry placement has already been completed. The unit comprises lectures/modules and requires students to complete 100 hours of industry placement through one or more workplaces. Students will further develop communication and interpersonal skills and network with industry professionals. On completion of the practicum, students will be able to confidently participate in the daily activities of the workplace, integrate theoretical concepts with professional practice and interact in a professional manner with other professionals.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) clearly explain workplace experience; (2) describe the job application process and apply the practical skills of self-auditing, job searching, job application preparation and interview techniques to the employment process; (3) demonstrate an understanding of workplace with respect to; the rights of an employee, dealing with conflict, good communication skills, telehealth practice and providing clients with a progressive exercise program.; and (4) apply skills and knowledge associated with exercise delivery, prescription and assessment based on industry standards.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment of material delivered in lectures and workshops; (2) completion of activity log and record of student engagement form; and (3) evaluation of placement supervisor. 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 continuous assessment of material delivered in lectures and workshops, completion of activity log and record of student engagement form, and evaluation of placement supervisor components.

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)
Associate Professor Karen Wallman
Unit rules
Enrolment in
MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
and Successful completion of
SSEH2295 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning

Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
SSEH3392 Professional Practice
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).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Working with Children Check (estimated cost - $11.00).
Contact hours
seminars: 1 hour per week for 13 weeks
placement preparation: assignment and interview
practicum placement: 70 hours
Students are only permitted to take SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1 and SSEH3394 Professional Practice Part 2 concurrently, with the permission of the unit 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.
  • 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.