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Unit Overview


This unit involves Work Integrated Learning (e.g., industry placements) in an applied human performance professional setting. The unit develops industry specific skill sets relevant to application of services in human performance settings. It emphasises the development of interpersonal and presentation skills, and includes online support from academic staff and industry peers. Throughout the placement experience, students receive guidance in adhering to standards of professional and ethical practice in the workplace, enhancing their understanding of contemporary applied human performance science.

Students undertake this unit as part of the Master of Applied Human Performance Science in order to meet accreditation requirements, and ensure industry experience and competence. This is completed under the supervision of an academic staff member or designate, who also holds the required industry certification and experience.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) develop evidence-based interventions for high-performance sport or occupational settings that are relevant to contemporary practice and informed by research.; (2) synthesise complex information, problems, concepts, and theories relevant to the sport science industry, and communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decisions effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.; (3) demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to implement cultural change in human performance settings, based on an understanding of board composition and values-based leadership models; and (4) evaluate potential threats to the integrity of sport science, assess the role of ethics commissions and integrity units in maintaining integrity, and devise effective strategies to mitigate these threats..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) industry skills portfolio; (2) online education modules; and (3) reflection essay. 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 industry skills portfolio, online education modules, and reflection essay 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 Olivier Girard
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or Enrolment in
CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
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):
Industry Skills Portfolio (select items) (estimated cost - $250-350).
Contact hours
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. These workshops will run in alternate weeks through out the semester. Additionally students will complete 120 placement hours.
Industry placements will be discussed with each student and allocated on a set scheduled and programmed at a course level in order to meet learning and industry outcomes. Students are not required to facilitate their own placements.
  • 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.