SEP701 - Continuing Professional Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

For students enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463, S465, S466, S467: 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.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 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 including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Plus, option to attend organised live / in-person practical engineering experiences at various engineering sites as detailed in the unit site not exceeding 10 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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