PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - TRANSITION TO THE WORKPLACE

POL3PCW

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

POL3PCW aims to equip students to work with and for organisations that have a strong interest in the (international) political and economic arenas (government, business, IGOs, NGOs etc). The subject coordinator will oversee the student's  design of projects and the selection of workplaces. The selection and development of these projects is guided by a careful consideration of the educational and learning outcomes of each project and the significance it has for developing the student's career aspirations. Students are challenged to reflect on their careers and to independently search out placements that extend their interests and experience. Each project is designed to develop practical employability skills in a professional setting (such as applied research, networking, program management etc). The placement experience is highly tailored so that students gain directly from their investment in their career development. Placements are organised the semester before they are undertaken so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year. Semester 1 enrolment is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 240 credit points and enrolment in ABIR, LWLINT, LBPPE or LZCIR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Placements are organised the semester before they are undertaken so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year so they can be contacted by the Subject Coordinator. Semester 1 enrolment is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify a project in the workforce that focuses on your professional aspirations.

Activities:
Communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations, essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Present (in both written and oral form) a professional project that focuses on your career aspirations.

Activities:
Communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Undertake the project in the workforce and produce a project that focuses on your professional aspirations.

Activities:
Off campus professional work, communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations, essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 150.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Pre-placement seminars are conducted in Semester 1. Enrolment to undertake the placement in semester one is by coordinator approval only."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Report (4000 words)50 02, 03
Reflective essay and workplace diary/blog (equivalent to 2000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Work plan / project description (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03
Resume and Cover letter (equivalent to 500 words)10 01
Oral Presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Seminars and the allocation of placements occur during semester one."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Report (4000 words)50 02, 03
Reflective essay and workplace diary/blog (equivalent to 2000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Work plan / project description (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03
Resume and Cover letter (equivalent to 500 words)10 01
Oral Presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10 02