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SRM489 - Professional Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Anthony Mills


3 level 3 or 4 SR% coded units



Incompatible with:

SRM570, SRR512

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.


This unit investigates the current and future roles of professionals practising within the Australian Building and Construction (ABC) industry. Topics include the principles and application of professional ethics; social and environmental obligations of professionals; industry regulations, codes of conduct and practice, legal requirements and registration of building professionals practising in Australia.  Implication of employment laws and industrial relations on construction organisations are examined. The structure of business entities, their establishment and operations within the ABC industry are also studied as part of this unit.  Impacts of internationalisation, globalisation, global economy, and cultural diversity are examined.


Examination 40%, two assignments (30%, 30%) 60%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

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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