WILG5001 Professional Development Practicum A
- 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.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth)
- Within the context of the student's master's degree program, WILG5001 provides students with the opportunity to apply, develop and critically reflect upon the skills they have acquired into a professional setting. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator, and as future professionals, students are expected to take an active role in the identification of potential work placement opportunities. Content and assessment for the unit include training in the requisite skills for securing such placements along with reflective learning on the transferrable skills developed within both academic and professional experiences.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate adoption of appropriate professional conventions, as appropriate to the placement; (2) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (3) apply theoretical knowledge and frameworks in a working situation; and (4) reflect on and evaluate their performance in a professional context.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work placement hours and timesheets; (2) reflection report; and (3) career planning activities. 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 reflection report component.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Philip Hancock
- Unit rules
- Completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
- Contact hours
- 150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities
- Students wishing to undertake this unit must obtain permission to enroll by visiting the Professional Experience Practicum website: https://unihub.uwa.edu.au/students/workflows/detail/30 and submit an intention to enrol by the published deadline for the desired teaching period. Faculty officers determine whether or not a student has satisfied prerequisite requirements and is able to accommodate Professional Development Practicum within their academic plan for that nominated teaching period.
- 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.