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SLE301 - Professional Practice

Unit details


2017 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.


Integrating study and work experience in a systematic way is essential for forging close links between the university education process and the workplace. In SLE301, students will have the opportunity to gain professional work experience with a course-related host organisation, approved by the unit chair, for a minimum of 80 hours. Students will develop generic, employment-related professional skills in the field of environmental science through a combination of preparatory seminar sessions together with a minimum 80-hour work placement. There are many benefits to students and employers from undertaking relevant work placements during study. The key benefit is that it prepares students for work and a career in the field of environmental science. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will help students to develop an appreciation for work-life and to make decisions about personal, professional and career development. Most importantly, it will provide students with relevant evidence of experience and skills when applying for future work.


Job application package 30%, mock interview 15%, work placement performance evaluation report 15%, professional portfolio 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must complete 80 hours of placement to the satisfaction of the host organisation.

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