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Professional Orientation (Fundamentals) (11507.1)

Level: Introductory Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Information Systems & Accounting


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This unit supports students in planning and preparing for their professional life by providing a framework to successfully navigate their way through university study and from this springboard to their chosen professional destination. It is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and insights into how to manage the transitions into university from there into the professional world. The aspects of the unit will be considered through an evidence-based professional lens (i.e. not simply foundational university skills, but putting these skills within their professional contexts). This unit also provides a basic understanding of various disciplines in Business, Commerce, Government and Policy required by graduates of a relevant degree.

Learning Outcomes

After 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 commerce, business or government and policy graduates 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 knowledge, professional and personal skills required in the discipline-specific fields;

4. Identify communication modes appropriate to their discipline and professional destination;

5. Work effectively in teams to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and

6. Reflect upon the relationship between diversity, divergence and innovation in effective teamwork.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hour lecture and 2 hour workshop on campus per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

9799 Foundations of Professional Planning, 11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce), 11011 Professional Orientation (Business), 11012 Professional Orientation (Government & Policy).

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