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Professional Evidence (Government and Policy) (11237.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society


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This is the capstone unit of both the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and the Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy. The unit will normally be undertaken in the student's final semester of study. Taking a contemporary policy issue as a case study, the unit will provide student with the opportunity to draw together their learning from both the academic content and professional practice undertaken during their course. The course will provide students in the School of Government & Policy with the opportunity to work in teams to consider policy issues in an interdisciplinary environment similar to that which, as graduates of these degrees, they are likely to encounter in their future workplaces. They will develop a portfolio building on the reflective practice that has been incorporated in units throughout their courses.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate career-readiness, a clear professional identity, and insight into the skills, knowledge and personal attribute necessary to meet the standards of performance and practice expected by their profession;

2. Critically reflect on their learning and the development of their skills throughout their course and consider their ongoing development into their professional lives;

3. Critically analyse the impact of individual actions on others in professional government and policy settings and the impact of the profession on society; and

4. Synthesise high-level conceptual and practical understanding and knowledge of government and policy to develop useful solutions to real-world problems.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour workshop and one 1 hour lecture on-campus per week.


11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce) OR 11011 Professional Orientation (Business) OR 11012 Professional Orientation (Government and Policy) OR 11507 Professional Orientation (Fundamentals) OR 9799 Foundations of Professional Planning AND
Students must have passed at least 48 credit points OR permission required from the unit convener.



Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that the student will have a good understanding of basic principles of economics and of the structures and functions of politics and government.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

11173 Professional Evidence (Business) and 11171 Professional Evidence (Commerce).

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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