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SLE301 - Professional Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in S393, S394, S398, S382, S399

Unit chair:

Raylene Cooke


STP010 and must have completed 12 credit points of study



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

6 x 2 hour compulsory classes per trimester


Enrolments after commencement of trimester is subject to Unit Chair approval.


The effective application of environmental science techniques requires appropriate and effective environmental programs to be in place throughout the community. These programs must address diverse issues at all levels, including education, and require personnel with skills beyond technical expertise. In this unit the development of generic, employment-related professional skills will be achieved through a combination of preparatory seminar sessions and classes and a minimum two-week placement or for a negotiated period over the trimester to a minimum of 80 hours within a relevant, course-related organisation.  Approval must be granted by the Unit Chair prior to the commencement of the placement.  The professional development seminar sessions will include identifying and developing personal and employment-related skills, such as job and resume preparation and interview techniques. Other employment-related issues covered include equal opportunity, awareness of cultural differences, occupational health and safety, risk management and performance evaluation. During the placement students will be encouraged to undertake a project to consolidate or enhance existing professional skills.


Self-assessment 10%, job application 30%, mock interview 15%, supervisor's report 15% (for completion of 80 hours work placement and satisfactory employers’ evaluation report), graduate capabilities assessment 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must complete 80 hours volunteer work to the satisfaction of the environmental organisation.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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