SLE301 - Professional Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQA301
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D304, D311, D321, D331, D372, S320, S321, S323, S324, S337, S369, S382, S393, S394, S398, S399

STP010 and must have completed 14 credit points of study.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SLE390
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 10 x 3 hour online lectures per trimester.


Students should have completed their second year of study prior to commencing placement.

Enrolments after the dates below are subject to Unit Chair approval.

Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on Sunday 3rd March 2024
Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on Sunday 7th July 2024

Note also that delays in completing the placement could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.  Attendance at the placement may be required outside the trimester dates.


Integrating study and work experience in a systematic way is essential for forging close links between the university education process and the workplace. In this unit, students will have the opportunity to gain professional work experience with a course-related host organisation, approved by the unit chair for a minimum of 80 hours. Individual placements cannot exceed a maximum of 160 hours, but we encourage students to consider multiple placements for additional experience. Through a combination of preparatory classes and a work placement, students will develop generic, employability skills that prepares them for work, and a career in their chosen fields. In addition, students are required to complete the online pre-placement module (Placement Preparation Module) prior to commencing the placement. 

There are many benefits to both students, and employers from undertaking relevant work placements during study. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will help students to develop an appreciation for work-life, and to make decisions about personal, professional and career development. Most importantly, it will provide students with relevant evidence of experience and skills when applying for future work.  

*Enrolments after commencement of trimester are subject to Unit Chair approval 

*Placements for this unit can be undertaken once a student is enrolled (1st September in the year before the unit coursework commences), however must be completed by the deadline in the trimester they undertake the unit (see unit site for specific details). 

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must complete a minimum of 80 hours (maximum of 160 hours) of professional experience (placement) to the satisfaction of the host organisation, by the end of week 10.

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