Professional Orientation (Communication and Media) (10335.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn 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 the communications and media professions in the workplace;
2. Synthesise career planning and industry knowledge to map out personal academic and professional goals;
3. Understand the historical and contemporary contexts of the communication and media industries, the diverse opportunities within them and how students might play a role in the future; and
4. Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in an academic context in terms of academic integrity and responsibility.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
Incompatible units10333 Professional Orientation (Arts), 10334 Professional Orientation (Built Environment), 10336 Professional Orientation (Design)
Equivalent units9799 Foundations in Professional Planning
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Shara Ranasinghe|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Shara Ranasinghe|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Shara Ranasinghe|
All readings and links will be placed on the Canvas Modules site.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Must attempt all assessments to pass the unit.
The above statement means, if a student obtains a pass mark for the unit by only completing two assessments (score above 50%), the student will not be able to pass the unit because the student has not attempted all three assessments. A student does not need to pass all assessments, they simply need to attempt all. A student can have a low mark for one assessment and still manage to pass the unit (score above 50%) by successfully completing the other two assessments.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attending tutorials and lectures will assist you in completing your assessments and unit successfully.
Required IT skills
Basic Microsoft Word, PowerPoint use, and the use of Canvas will be required.
Online Tutorial (Live/Real Time)
Students enrolled in the online tutorial will require to use the Zoom platform. To communicate and engage effectively, please ensure your mic and camera are working on your device. This is crucial for the week you will be presenting (assessment 2).
Work placement, internships or practicums