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20cp at 2000 level or above including PROF2000 or PACE2001
This unit provides support for students to scaffold their learning during an extended placement. Students will extend their skills in reflective practice and professional self-management. Unit topics include professional skills, such as problem solving, leadership, resilience and working in teams. Students will have opportunities to explore workplace behaviour, particularly in the face of complex challenges. The unit encourages students to reflect on experiences in the workplace, seminars and learning through online modules. This unit is a designated PACE unit. For background on PACE and making the most of placement experiences, visit PACEWISE on iLearn.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
To complete the unit, students are required to complete the placement hours as agreed with their host organisation as well as the assessment tasks for the unit. Detailed instructions for each assessment task are available on iLearn. The instructions include information about content, submission methods, due dates and marking guides or rubrics. All assessment tasks must be submitted via links on iLearn.
Unless an application for Special Consideration has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted, up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a grade of ‘0’ will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 11.55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical concern.
At the end of the placement/internship, some students' host organisations may require them to present to their team, a broader team or a leadership group. The unit content is designed to prepare students for this possibility. This unit is a Professional Practice/Co-op unit with Fitness to Practice requirements. For more information about the performance expectations, see the policies and procedures section below.
|Learning objectives and plan||20%||No||5 Feb 2023|
|Online module certification||30%||No||26 March 2023|
|Performance evaluation and reflection||20%||No||30 April 2023|
|ePortfolio||30%||No||28 May 2023|
Students develop learning objectives for their placement. Learning objectives should build on earlier learning and be relevant to the tasks, responsibilities and expected outcomes of the placement.
Students review three online modules and reflect on how the module content applies in practice and/or in their studies.
Workplace supervisors evaluate student performance on placement using a rubric. Students reflect on supervisor feedback and their own performance evaluation.
Students submit an ePortfolio with a personal introduction and three areas (skills, attributes, etc.) they have developed while on placement. They include artefacts, descriptions and reflections for each area of development.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit.
Other recommended reading
Students should 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.
|Date, time||Seminar topics and location to be confirmed via iLearn|
|Tues 24 Jan, 4-7pm||Orientation, location TBC|
|Tues 21 Feb, 4-7pm||Room 111, 1 Central Courtyard|
|Tues 21 Mar, 4-7pm||Room 111, 1 Central Courtyard|
|Tues 2 May, 4-7pm||Room 111, 1 Central Courtyard|
|Tues 30 May, 4-7pm||Becoming a Professional, 1CC 111|
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fitness to Practice Requirements
This unit is a Professional Practice unit and is part of a professional course with Fitness to Practice requirements. Please see FTP requirements in the handbook listing for the relevant course:
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
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.
Macquarie University offers a range of Student Support Services including:
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
|21/12/2022||Editorial change: Assessments 3 and 4 dates are now 2023, rather than 2022.|
Unit information based on version 2023.02 of the Handbook