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Unit Overview


This Work Integrated Learning (e.g., industry placements) unit provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, understanding, and skills in a work and/or organizational context. The aim of the unit is to develop professional and workplace skills and networks to meet the goals of the professional or industry body, while enhancing the reciprocal flow of knowledge and its application between the University and the workplace or community setting.

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)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) design and implement interventions for high-performance sport or occupational settings that are informed by research and are relevant to current practice.; (2) synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories related to the sport science industry, and develop theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.; (3) demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to implement cultural change, based on an understanding of board composition and values-based leadership models in human performance settings.; and (4) evaluate contemporary human performance governance, policies and ethical practice standards, and propose improvements based on best practice principles..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) industry skill 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 skill 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. Additionally students will complete 120 placement hours.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) schedules are developed at the outset of the course, but will be discussed with each student at the beginning of semester with adjustments made as necessary. There are some additional requirements needed in preparation for WIL which will be communicated to enrolled students via the UWA student email address.
  • 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.