SEP701 - Continuing Professional Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:
Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



For students enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463, S465, S466: STP010 and completion of 18 credits points or Unit Chair approval.

For students enrolled in S751, S752, S756, S757, S758, S759: STP710

For students enrolled in S788: Nil

Students enrolled in courses outside of the School of Engineering: STP010 or STP710 and Unit Chair approval



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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)

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Plus, organised live / in-person practical engineering and assessment experiences as detailed in the unit site not exceeding 20 hours total across the trimester.


This unit aims to develop student self-awareness and confidence in authentic engineering practice, through career planning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities to enhance employability in preparation for graduation. Through critical self-reflection, students will conduct an employability audit to identify gaps between their current skills and experiences compared to employer needs and expectations. These gaps will help students to focus where they need to coordinate engagement in a range of CPD activities. These CPD experiences aim to enhance targeted personal and professional skills and support further reflection on employability and lifelong professional development. Students will then use reflective practices to evidence their learning and capabilities via the completion of job application process, that exposes the student to an authentic recruitment process prior to graduation, as preparation for transition to employment.

For Master of Engineering courses, this unit is alternative core unit to SEL703 - Professional Practice - in which students undertake a placement-based WIL experience within industry/community.

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