Professional Orientation (11330.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, 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)
The unit covers the aspirations and practicalities of professional operation and considers contemporary demands for new levels of professionalism that address emergent global transformations and challenges.
Methodologically, students will examine the diverse employment opportunities available to them, including creative and entrepreneurial approaches to professional employment, and will start their career awareness and planning through approaches such as five year plans and eportfolios.
Learning outcomesAfter 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 and built environment professions in the workplace;
2. Map out their personal and professional trajectories over the next five years in an eportfolio;
3. Explain the interdependencies and nuances of the various design and built environment professions;
4. Identify the evolving responsibilities of the design, communications and built environment professionals to address contemporary global challenges; and
5. Identify the parameters and diverse opportunities of your discipline and to explore where and how you might play a role in it.
Graduate attributes1. 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
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
In this unit students will be introduced to the diverse opportunities in the world of design. We will consider aspects of contemporary demands of the profession including social responsibility, ethical and sustainability issues. 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.
Equivalent units9799 Foundations of Professional Planning, 10334 Professional Orientation (Built Environment), 10336 Professional Orientation (Design) and 10335 Professional Orientation (Communication and Media).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Swarali Sidhaye|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Ms Swarali Sidhaye|
"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:
Good Design Australia
THE FUTURE OF WORK AND EMPLOYABILITY
Deloittes The Future of Work:
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students are required to upload their work on Canvas AND, where required, present it in during the tutorial in the virtual room.
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.
Attendance at scheduled classes and contribution over the semester is required. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress is essential for the development of your design skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your design education.
Participation in class reviews provides important opportunities for feedback and demonstrates that the submitted work is your own.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class and provide supporting documentation.
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.
No expected significant in-unit costs beyond the usual computer based activities.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (210961)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (199935)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (199470)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (203235)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (190210)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (190209)