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 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
This unit has a focus on transitioning into university and looking forward towards the future of work. Professional Orientation introduces a range of reflective practices for both personal and professional identity as part of academic and professional planning and development.
Equivalent units9799 Foundations of Professional Planning, 11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce), 11011 Professional Orientation (Business), 11012 Professional Orientation (Government & Policy).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||05 June 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||03 June 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||16 September 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
Bassot, B., 2020. The reflective journal. Macmillan International Higher Education. 3rd Edition
Please note that this text will be used in a number of professional practice units. This is a new edition of this book, either second or third edition of this book will be required.
An e-copy of the book is also available.
Yunkaporta, T., 2019. Sand Talk, How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World. The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne Australia
Callaghan, P. and Gordon, P., 2014. iridescence, Finding your colours and living your story. MoshPit Publishing, Hazelbrook NSW Australia
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.
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.
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 Statement: preparation time
ePortfolio: preparation time of 30 hours
Whilst attendance at lectures and workshops does not form a component of the mark for this unit, lecture, tutorial and workshop activities are very focused towards assessments for this unit and your professional field. Therefore, attendance is expected. Your particpation in classe 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
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- UC College Trimester 3, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (208901)
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- UC College Trimester 3, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (203062)
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- UC College Trimester 3, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (197820)
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