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Professional Orientation (Government and Policy) (11012.1)

Level: Introductory Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184772) - View
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Professional Orientation introduces students to the main skill sets required to succeed in the political, sociological, and economic sectors of the Australian economy - be that landing your first job, securing that promotion, or getting into postgraduate study. A major part of succeeding in your chosen field, and therefore meeting your goal, is to reflect upon how your chosen degree, the units you will be undertaking, and the work-integrated-learning you will complete, can build your ePortfolio from the outset and help you get to where you need to go.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by government and policy disciplines in the workplace, and develop a personal and academic plan to achieve these;

2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an ePortfolio;

3. Demonstrate their ability to recall and apply the professional and personal skills required in the fields of politics, economics, and sociology; and

4. Communicate how they can leverage their studies within the School of Government & Policy, specifically by identifying areas of growth in the above-mentioned fields, so that they can graduate ready to work, be competitive for that promotion, and/or enter into a higher degree.

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Contact Hours

Three hours per week (one 3 hour seminar).





Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

9799 Foundations of Professional Planning, 11011 Professional Orientation (Business) and 11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce).

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