HSE730 - Professional Placement and Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Start-Anytime 6 Month Period 3: Online
Start-Anytime 6 Month Period 6: Online
Start-Anytime 6 Month Period 11: Online

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H707
All of HSE720, HSE724, HSE728 AND one of: HSE726 or HSE727
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


Note for all students enrolling into this unit:

You must complete your placement hours within your trimester of enrolment of the placement unit, unless otherwise stated directly by the Unit Chair. If you are not able to complete the placement by the end your trimester of enrolment in the placement unit, please email the  School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Professional Placement Team as soon as possible.

Note for International students only:

If you are not able to complete your placement by your visa expiry date, please note that you will be liable for any costs involved with extending your stay in Australia, for example: visa extension application cost and extra living expenses.’


Students will undertake a placement experience within a sport setting. Students existing knowledge from the course will be extended within context of their chosen profession; such as performance analysis, strength and conditioning and high performance management or any combination.

This unit will encourage students to consider their career planning through a series of industry, self and professional learning exercises that endeavour to guide a career road map and their professional direction. Students will be encouraged and directed to career platforms to connect with industry, commence their own professional profiling and research career paths. Through exploring job description specifics, students will consider generic/transferable-skills, professional development, contributions to teams and achieving high performance in the workplace. Throughout the 220 hours of placement the student’s learning will be immediately applicable to their chosen setting within the context of sport and performance.

Unit Fee Information

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