PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - TRANSITION TO THE WORKPLACE

POL3PCW

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject 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 workplaces. Selection and development of a project is guided by its likely educational and learning outcomes and usefulness in advancing the student's career aspirations. Students are challenged to reflect upon and refine their career aspirations and to independently search out appropriate placements. Projects are designed to develop practical employability skills in a professional setting (such as applied research, networking, program management etc). The placement experience is tailored to each students needs and specific aspirations. Placements are organised the semester before they are undertaken in Semester 2 so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year and all POL3PCW students also required to attend four two-hour workshops in Semester 1. Enrolment to undertake a placement in Semester 1 is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsPlacements are organised the semester before they are undertaken in Semester 2 so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year and all POL3PCW students also required to attend four two-hour workshops in Semester 1. Enrolment to undertake a placement in Semester 1 is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify a project in the workforce that connects disciplinary knowledge with your career aspirations.
02. Convincingly pitch a professional project tailored to your career aspirations and the operations of the placement host.
03. Undertake a project in the workforce that demonstrates your capacity to work at a professional level.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 150.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Placements are organised the semester before they are undertaken in Semester 2 so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year and all POL3PCW students also required to attend four two-hour workshops in Semester 1. Enrolment to undertake a placement in Semester 1 is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Project Report/Portfolio (equivalent to 4000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3
Reflective essay and workplace diary/blog (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Work plan / project description (2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 150.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Placements are organised the semester before they are undertaken in Semester 2 so students are asked to enrol in PCW at the start of the year and all POL3PCW students also required to attend four two-hour workshops in Semester 1. Enrolment to undertake a placement in Semester 1 is by approval only, please contact the subject coordinator."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Project Report/Portfolio (equivalent to 4000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3
Reflective essay and workplace diary/blog (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Work plan / project description (2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3