WORK500 Work Integrated Learning - Professional Skills Development

Updated: 23 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp of postgraduate study in current course of study, completion of online preparation program and approval of UNE Careers
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Before enrolling please contact UNE Careers via

Enrolments will remain INVALID until the Moodle preparation module is successfully completed. This must be done prior to the commencement of the Trimester in which you enrol, to ensure your enrolment will be approved.

No Advanced Standing will be granted for work already undertaken.

Some courses may not accommodate this unit. If this is the case with your enrolment, you will be un-enrolled and notified via email.

This unit cannot be completed overseas. The work placement must be undertaken in Australia.

The ability to enrol in this unit will be removed on:

Trimester 1: 24th February 2020

Trimester 2: 22nd June 2020

Trimester 3: 19th October 2020

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Julia Perryman (
Unit Description

The unit enables students to apply their academic knowledge in a workplace context, and to reflect and report on the experience, thus increasing their level of employability. The work includes: 1) 120 hours of fully supervised professional activity or directed investigation in an Australian based host workplace; 2) not more than 30 hours of additional study and assignment preparation including the Online Preparation unit.

The unit will require the student to complete the following: a) an Online Preparation unit, prior to the commencement of the enrolled trimester and any work placement; b) find a host employer for the work placement; c) find a suitable academic to set an assessment task/s for the unit; and d) the assessment task/s.

Please note that the work placement is not part of the academic assessment, but the hours will need to be confirmed by the Host Employer.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Negotiation with supervisor 100%
Assessment Notes

There will be a minimum of two assessable tasks.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in the workplace;
  2. critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, and concepts as they apply to the workplace; and
  3. generate a suitable body of work in an appropriate format which demonstrates an integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more areas of practice.