Bachelor of Arts

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Professional Experience and Practice

Unit Set Code

MN-AU00033 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


This minor introduces Arts, Humanities and Social Science students to the principles of professional development in order to increase students’ understanding of how their studies can contribute to their skill set and employability and enable them to make informed decisions about their studies and potential career pathways. As such, the units in this minor focus on career development, experiential learning and are organised around four themes: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and in the middle and final years, work-integrated learning. Drawing on practical experiences and engagement with placement opportunities, students in the minor explore how Arts, Humanities and Social Science degrees can facilitate graduate employability, and will consider what is involved in developing their personal ‘professional brand’.

Career outcomes

This minor provides foundation to improve the career readiness of students as they complete their major in their principle discipline, underpinning course specific skills with a broad range of soft skills. The structure of the minor encourages students to better understand how soft skills can be learnt, developed and refined through placement, work experience and community involvement.

Students who successfully complete this minor will graduate with a sound understanding of how the labour market functions, how to interact with this market and ultimately, develop and use their own personal brand to gain employment in the increasingly competitive world of work.


  • To complete a Minor sequence in Professional Experience and Practice select four (4) units from below

Complete 1 unit from level 1, selected from:

APE101Create Your Own Career

Complete 2 units from level 2, selected from:

APE201Individual Professional Project

APE202Team Professional Project

Complete 1 unit from level 3, selected from:

APE301Professional Practice Internship


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