Professional Orientation (Fundamentals) (11507.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 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.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||21 June 2021||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 October 2021||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||20 June 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
Bassot, B., 2016. The reflective journal. Macmillan International Higher Education.
Please note that this text will be used in a number of professional practice units. There is also a new edition of this book, either second or third edition of this book will be required.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students are required to:
- Attempt all assessment items.
- Earn an overall grade of 50% or higher.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours.
Weekly lecture: 1 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly workshop: 2 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly study commitment, in addition to the 2 items above: 2 hours/week, 12 times (including mid-term break)
Industry Analysis: preparation time of 15 hours
ePortfolio: preparation time of 30 hours
Group presentation: preparation time of 20 hours
Learning Journal: preparation time of 28 hours
Whilst attendance at lectures and workshops does not form a component of the mark for this unit, lecture and workshop activities are very focused towards both the assessment for this unit and your professional field. Therefore, attendance is expected. Your particpation in both class, online and any out-of-class activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation will severely jeopardise your ability to pass the assessment items, and students who do not attend classes tend to fail the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic use of internet browsers (eg. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) is essential.
Competent use of word-processing, presentation and presentation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite) is highly desirable.
Work placement, internships or practicums