This unit will be delivered as two-hour weekly interactive seminars. Attendance is required at all seminars. Further details regarding schedule and topics are available on iLearn. For current updates, please consult the MQ Timetables website.
Classes start in Week 2.
As a requirement of this unit, students must undertake a Professional Practice Activity (PPA) of at least 30 hours over the course of semester. There are two types of PPA that students can undertake: 1. Internship; 2. Student-designed project. PPAs must be aligned with the student's career goals, enhance their employability skills, and help them progress in their career development. All PPAs must be approved by the unit staff before students can proceed.
To prepare for their PPA, students are encouraged to utilise the following resources:
- MQ Career and Employment Services
- WIL for international students
And to find your own internship:
- Career Hub (MQ's own job portal - use your student OneID and password to activate your account when you first visit)
- The Centre for Volunteering
- The Loop
- UNICEF Internships
Students are expected to regularly check their student email account, and respond to the unit staff and their internship supervisor in a timely and professional manner. If a student is not able to access their student email account, they should provide an alternative account asap for staff and supervisors to contact them.
The website for this unit is provided through the University's iLearn system, which can be found here. If you are enrolled in this unit you should have access to the material on iLearn (from two weeks before the start of semester). Students are expected to regularly visit the unit’s iLearn site to engage with the unit materials and announcements, utilise the assessment and career resources, and interact with their peers.
The MMCC8045 unit readings are listed on iLearn and accessed via Leganto. The readings are essential preparation for your assignments and help you meet the learning outcomes. Students are expected to go beyond the set readings through independent research that is both specific to their area of study and also to their placement.
Technology used and required
Computer and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g. internet browsing), skills in word processing and powerpoint, and emailing are also a requirement.