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PROF2000 – PACE: Professional Practice Placement 1

2022 – Session 3, In person-scheduled-infrequent, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Suzanne Fawcus
Jennifer Ruskin
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(Admission to BProfPrac or BActStudProfPrac(Hons)) or permission by special approval
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit offers an academic foundation for a professional experience in a workplace. Students will further develop their professional communication skills, understanding of professional ethics and application of reflective practice. Students will explore and develop project management skills based on their experience in the workplace, including the use of technology to support project planning and management. While students admitted to a Co-op course have enrolment priority for this unit, a limited number of spaces are open to students enrolled in other degrees.

This unit is a designated PACE unit and all enquiries regarding enrolment should be made to coopandinternships@mq.edu.au no later than 4 weeks before commencement of the study period. For background on PACE, making the most of placement experiences and support for non-Co-op students to find placements, visit PACEWISE on iLearn.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Apply reflection skills to learn from workplace practice.
  • ULO2: Identify strategies for addressing ethical issues that may arise in the workplace.
  • ULO3: Adapt content and mode of communication in the workplace based on the audience for the information.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Learning plan 25% No 18 Dec 2022
Performance evaluation and reflection 40% No 12 Jan 2023
ePortfolio 35% No 20 Jan 2023

Learning plan

Assessment Type 1: Learning plan
Indicative Time on Task 2: 3 hours
Due: 18 Dec 2022
Weighting: 25%

 

Students develop learning goals for their placement. Learning goals should build on self-awareness and be relevant to the tasks, responsibilities and expected outcomes of the placement.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply reflection skills to learn from workplace practice.
  • Adapt content and mode of communication in the workplace based on the audience for the information.

Performance evaluation and reflection

Assessment Type 1: Practice-based task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: 12 Jan 2023
Weighting: 40%

 

Workplace supervisors evaluate student performance on placement using a rubric. Students reflect on their learning.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply reflection skills to learn from workplace practice.
  • Identify strategies for addressing ethical issues that may arise in the workplace.
  • Adapt content and mode of communication in the workplace based on the audience for the information.

ePortfolio

Assessment Type 1: Portfolio
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 20 Jan 2023
Weighting: 35%

 

Students identify three areas (skills, attributes, etc.) they have developed while on placement and include artefacts, descriptions and reflections of their development in an ePortfolio.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply reflection skills to learn from workplace practice.
  • Identify strategies for addressing ethical issues that may arise in the workplace.
  • Adapt content and mode of communication in the workplace based on the audience for the information.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Textbook There is no prescribed textbook for this unit.

Other Recommended Reading Students need to be familiar with accessing academic sources from the library. Useful reading includes both recommended journals in the relevant discipline area and research on experiential learning in the work place.

Technology Used and Required Microsoft Office suite (or equivalent), including in particular word processing and presentation software. Email (student email address) and iLearn (https://www.mq.edu.au/iLearn/) are both required for the unit. Students should be able to access research databases through the library. They may find referencing software helpful.

Prizes Students of PACE units are eligible to apply for the prestigious Professor Judyth Sachs PACE prizes. See the following link for information and the application process: http://students.mq.edu.au/courses/professional_and_community_engagement/pace_prizes/

 

Unit Schedule

Week Day and time Location Topic
1 13 Dec 2022     4-7pm TBA via ilearn Orientation
5 10 Jan 2023      4-7pm Zoom link - via ilearn Check-in seminar
6 17 Jan 2023      4-7pm TBA via ilearn Becoming a professional

 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Academic Integrity

At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

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Changes since First Published

Date Description
27/11/2022 schedule date changed from 12 Jan to 10 January