Professional Orientation (Design) (10336.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Through engagement with industry, community and professional bodies' students will gain an understanding of global discipline knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform as responsible, capable design professionals. Students will start their career awareness and planning through approaches such as five year plans and eportfolios.
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 design professions;
2. Synthesise career planning and industry knowledge to map out personal academic and professional goals;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism and social responsibility in design practice; 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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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
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
Incompatible units10333 Professional Orientation (Arts), 10334 Professional Orientation (Built Environment), 10335 Professional Orientation (Communication and Media)
Equivalent units9799 Foundations of Professional Planning
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Mikaela Danvers|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Mikaela Danvers|
"Don't Get a Job Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate" Paperback – March 15, 2016 by Gemma Barton (Author)
Professional Practice Graphic designers
Codes of ethics
Career path graphic designer
Career self-assessment tools
Professional Bodies in Design
Industrial Design Organisations:
WDO (formerly ICSID) World design Organisation
IDSA ( Industrial Design Society of America)
DIA ( Design Institute of Australia)
Good Design Australia
Graphic design organizations
AGDA Australian Graphic design Association
AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
The future of work and employability
Deloittes The Future of Work:
Foundation for Young Australians: New Work Order
FYA The New Work Smarts
The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Policy for this unit
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily be supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this. Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. This is a more authentic, industry standard, approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies a pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than seven days late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than one week late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
Students are advised that any adjustments to assessment need to be applied for in advance of the due date via email, in line with the late submission & extension policy for this unit.
Regular tutorial participation is extremely important to do well in this unit. It is possible many crucial elements of large assessments are completed in class and not participating in them might result in unnecessary hardship. In short, all assessments are intrinsically connected with tutorial activities. If a student cannot make it to a class, as a common courtesy they should let their tutor know via email, and organise with a classmate to catch up on the missed content. The students are also expected to check their UC student email and Canvas site for the unit daily for any updates or announcements.
Required IT skills
Basic computer literacy. Assessment will be submitted using Canvas. If you need help with this, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help area.
Work placement, internships or practicums