Foundations of Professional Planning (9799.3)
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|Dvc-Academic||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key discipline-specific and generic skills, attitudes and abilities they will need in their academic and professional lives over the next five years;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years;
3. Identify communication modes appropriate to their discipline and professional destination (written communication, presentation skills, negotiation skills, listening skills, video/audio and multimedia presentation, scientific discourse, mathematical and statistical communication, communication through social media, and other methods);
4. Employ logical reasoning, effective argument, critical and creative thinking skills, and appropriate academic integrity to communicate effectively in specific academic assessment tasks (essays, presentations, scientific reports, and others);
5. Examine how cultural, social and professional boundaries, identities and expectations shape and influence communication, and how to work with these factors in communicating effectively in a globalised world;
6. Work effectively in teams to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and
7. 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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
- 4732 Communication in Science
- 7722 Prof Practice in IT
- 8732 Problem Analysis & Statistics
- 11251 Foundations of Law & Justice AND all Professional Orientation units. Exceptions: Students in B Business Informatics must take 7722 Professional Practice in IT to meet course requirements. See the BGL Course Advice site for details: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/course/view.php?id=7653 Students in 364JA B Nursing & 365JA B Nursing Advanced may count 4732 Communication in Science & 9799.
Equivalent units9572 Becoming a Professional.
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All readings for this unit are available via the Canvas site by direct link. There is no textbook for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Extensions for assessment tasks in this unit should be applied for by submitting an Extension Application Form, as described above, and must be applied for by the due date. Documentation of evidence for the need for an extension should be submitted with the Form.
Whilst the standard 5% per calendar day late applies to submissions in this unit, specific penalties apply to particular aspects of certain assignments. For example, the late submission penalty would apply for late submission of Assignment 2: ePortfolio, however a student who does not attend their interview for this task would receive '0' against the criteria of the task that refer to the interview. These specific circumstances are described thoroughly in the details of each assessment task below.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students are required to meet all of the points below:
- Attempt all assessment items (including successful completion of the Academic Integrity Module and submission of the certificate on the FPP teaching site).
- Achieve a passing grade for both Assignment 2 (ePortfolio) and Assignment 3 (Collaborative Presentation). A passing grade for Assignment 1 (Industry Analysis) is not a requirement of this unit as this task is considered formative and learning outcomes assessed by this task are revisited in Assignment 3.
- Earn an overall grade of 50% or higher.
Please remember that you will FAIL the unit unless you meet ALL of the requirements above.
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.
Foundations of Professional Planning is a 3cp unit, which assumes around 120 hours of work over the term. This indicates a commitment of around 10 hours per week on lectures, tutorials, preparation and assignments etc.
It is expected that you will spend approximately 1 hour per week watching lesson recordings, 4 hours per week in tutorials and workshops and 5 hours per week on online activities, readings, assignments, etc.
If you are a full-time student, this means that you should be spending a minimum of 40 hours per week on your university studies during term. It is very important that you plan how you are going to find enough hours every week for all the parts of your life such as study, work, family, sport and socialising.
Inclusion and engagement
Students who are registered with the UC Inclusion & Engagment office are strongly encouraged to contact the Unit Convener early on to discuss any needs they have for alternative assessment or extensions.
Whilst attendance at tutorials and workshops does not form a component of the mark for this unit, tutorial and workshop activities are very focused towards both the assessment for this unit and your professional field, so attendance is expected. Your particpation in both class and online 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 suit) is highly desirable.
Work placement, internships or practicums