Through their immersion in a challenging employment setting, students will build on their capacity for effective workplace participation within a five month full-time professional work experience. Students will focus upon their professional identity and how they participate in effective resolution of contemporary workplace-based roles and responsibilities. The dynamic of personal as well as professional dimensions will be appraised in specific contexts within their industry. Students will document corroborating evidence of the maturation of their skills and capabilities for contemporary, ethical professional practice. This maturation of situation-appropriate professional practice will be located within a helicopter view of networks and professional contacts for sustaining professional capacity and develop careers within their industry sector.

All roles for this Unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the respective Work Integrated Learning - Workplace - Co-ordinator. Credit will not be approved retrospectively for unauthorised activities.

Unit details

Location:
Online
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BBB3000

Prerequisites

BBB3100 - Business Integrated Learning

Prior approval/authorisation from the Work Integrated Learning Department must be received before students can enrol in this unit. Students should refer to staff in the Centre for Work Integrated Learning, College of Business, by email to [email protected] (or at G302 @ FP, or FS 1047 @ CF) for further information relating to registration and preparation for the WIL Program as well as details on the established criteria and procedures for enrolment and successful completion.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Navigate their own professional role in a multi-disciplinary team/workplace exemplifying the values and ethics inherent in their professional identity;  
  2. Resolve professional and interprofessional challenges through negotiation and collaboratiion, ensuring acceptable solutions;  
  3. Evidence the maturation of personal and professional skills advocated for an ethical, contemporary professional in their chosen sector;  
  4. Network strategically selecting professional contacts within their organisation and industry sector; and  
  5. Integrate critical thinking, effective decision-making and professional judgement whilst reflecting on the role that culture, values and individual dispositions have in achieving the team's/workplace goals.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Analysis of the Professional Landscape 20%
Assignment Reflective Skills Audit 30%
Portfolio Evidence-based Career Portfolio including Video resume 40%
Report Employer-based Assessment 10%
Students are required to undertake workplace-based activities of a minimum of 5 months full time approved discipline related industry experience, evidenced by documentation from the employer.

Required reading

Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach 6th ed.
Quinn, R., Bright, D., Faerman, S., Thompson, M., & McGrath, M. (2015).
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

A compendium of readings available online via VU Collaborate.

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