Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will apply theoretical knowledge and integrate a range of professional skills by undertaking an extended professional practice placement. You will access a range of career development tools to acquire the non-technical skills and industry-specific practical skills needed to prepare you for employment in sport and exercise science. Professional accreditation requires a minimum level of placement exposure. Your attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting this requirement for professional recognition as a sport and exercise science practitioner.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (HBSES) and have passed the core subjects at first year All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required120 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirements120 practicum hours in the exercise science domain.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in order to provide safe and effective exercise-related interventions in collaboration with clients.
02. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently with peers and clients in a variety of settings.
03. Critically review the skills and attributes required for employment in sport and exercise science
04. Critically review personal performance to identify professional strengths and weaknesses and develop plans for improvement
05. Apply professional behaviour in accordance with Exercise and Sports Science Australia's Code of Professional Practice and Ethical Conduct as an entry level practitioner.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
These hours will contribute towards professional accreditation

SeminarWeek: 10 - 17
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 17
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Job application and Career development portfolio (1,500 words equivalent).

Students will prepare a job application (cover letter and resume) responding to a chosen position description. Content for the assessment will be generated from self-awareness tasks and other activities completed within the PebblePad workspace.

N/APortfolioIndividualNo35 SILO3, SILO4

Mock interview and peer review (1000 words equivalent)

Students will prepare a STAR response to two interview questions, upload a professional interview photo and critique and prepare a peer review on a 10 min mock job interview fellow student within the tutorial group. 

N/AOral presentationCombinedNo25 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Reflection (1,500 words equivalent)

Students will be required to critically reflect their learning and development at placement and consider the strategies they will implement during and beyond their course of study.

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes40 SILO1, SILO4

ESSA Placement Logbook and Record of Student Engagement 

Hurdle task to ensure mastery of core exercise science skills and for accreditation purposes https://www.essa. professional-standards/ #es 

Students must complete 120 hours of professional placement as part of the course accreditation requirements to pass the subject (ESSA Practicum Guide 2019: EDUCATION_PROVIDERS/Practicum. aspx)  

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5