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APE201 - Individual Professional Project


2022 unit information

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Last updated: 4 March 2022

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 2: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 3: Tony Chalkley
Cohort rule:



Students must have approval from the Unit Chair to enrol in this unit and must have completed 4 credit points



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities and 80-100 hours of experiential placement. No formal class attendance is required


This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake an approved project in order to gain experience of an appropriate professional/workplace environment and awareness of the skills and attributes that are required to operate effectively in it. In consultation with the placement supervisor, students will develop a project proposal with clear activities, goals and outcomes. Once approved, students will then implement the planned project, documenting the key activities and milestones. Upon completion of the project, students will conduct an evaluation, assessing attainment of the goals and outcomes and identifying actions and opportunities for further professional development in order to enhance graduate employability.

Approval is subject to completion of an online application that includes a draft project proposal and the availability of suitable projects and supervisory arrangements.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Plan a small-scale project to be undertaken in a professional context

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Set appropriate goals and outcomes for the project using SMART criteria

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Document implementation of the project and progress towards achievement of goals and outcomes

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management


Evaluate project outcomes and attainment of goals, including reflecting critically on personal performance and how this could be improved in the future

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Research and Writing Exercise 1000 words
or equivalent 
25% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Journal 1000 words
or equivalent 
25% Week 8
Assessment 3 - Report 2000 words
or equivalent 
50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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