The aim of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in a professional or community sporting organisation. Building upon the knowledge acquired in the previous units, students will be encouraged to independently perform tasks under supervision, and to lead the operations in a professional and ethical manner. This can be achieved in the form of an internship and/or a major research project with an industry partner. The unit will also prepare students with knowledge and skills to plan and execute a major body of research.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critique the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the core units to design and implement evidence-based practices appropriate for the environment in which they are operating;  
  2. Critically reflect on their own role in the industry, the relationships with other professionals in the team and the skills required to enter the workforce;  
  3. Exhibit an ability to work ethically and safely in the industry; and  
  4. Investigate a research question that is relevant to the industry partner to devise an outcome that can influence their practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Complete logbook of hours and detail of tasks undertaken Pass/Fail
Report Satisfactory supervisor report Pass/Fail
Project Major research project report Pass/Fail
Assignment Reflective Journal Pass/Fail
Hurdle requirement: students must pass all assessments in order to pass the unit.

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