PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - TRANSITION TO THE WORKPLACE

POL3PCW

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is an exclusive elective for the Bachelor of International Relations students. The main purpose is to equip students to work with and for organisations that have a strong interest in international relations. Under the guidance of the coordinator, students will seek an organisation that agrees to a supervised placement of a student of 150 hours to engage the student in a specific project that will be of benefit to the organisation. The selection and development of these projects is guided by a careful consideration of the educational and learning outcomes of each project. Each project is designed to develop research, educational or organisational skills, or some contribution of these. Throughout this subject there will be regular contact with students and regular input into the conduct of the project and appropriate control of the assessment.

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 Enrolment in Bachelor of International Relations and POL2DPS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to Bachelor of International Relations students. 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 international relations

Activities:
Communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations, essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Orally articulate a project in the workforce that focuses on international relations.

Activities:
Communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Produce a project in the workforce that focuses on international relations

Activities:
Communication with potential workplace supervisors, co-workers, peers and an academic supervisor, workshop discussions and presentations, workshop discussions and presentations, essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Enrolment 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 2800 words)35 01, 02, 03
Work plan / project description (1200 words)15 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, 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 2800 words)35 01, 02, 03
Work plan / project description (1200 words)15 01, 02, 03