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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

28 units (equivalent to 336 Credit Value) in SCU units required in Occupational Therapy, Podiatry or Speech Pathology

Unit aim

Explores issues of leadership, management and professional development to facilitate the transition from student to competent beginning practitioner.

Unit content

Topic 1: Awareness of relevant professional bodies (such as OT AUSTRALIA, Australasian Podiatry Council, Speech Pathology Australia, SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health))
Topic 2: National Registration or relevant professional body regulations and requirements
Topic 3: Ongoing CPD requirements following graduation
Topic 4: Mentoring and other supports
Topic 5: Working as a sole therapist/clinician
Topic 6: Writing a curriculum vitae and/or resume, interviewing skills and addressing selection criteria
Topic 7: Post-graduate education opportunities
Topic 8: Presentations from potential employers/recruiters, regulators and/or employment support services
Topic 9: Other professional relevant topics identified by students
Topic 10: Construction of a professional portfolio (as required or recommended by professional bodies and/or registration bodies)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 strategically analyse a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline
2 critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
3 prepare curriculum vitae and/or resume suitable for use in job applications (to the relevant discipline) and demonstrate effective job seeking/interviewing skills
4 reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
5 consolidate and integrate previous theoretical and clinical knowledge to demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline
6 construct a clinical portfolio, specific to the relevant discipline, to demonstrate professional competence, secure employment and/or address registration requirements.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. strategically analyse a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. prepare curriculum vitae and/or resume suitable for use in job applications (to the relevant discipline) and demonstrate effective job seeking/interviewing skills
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. consolidate and integrate previous theoretical and clinical knowledge to demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  6. construct a clinical portfolio, specific to the relevant discipline, to demonstrate professional competence, secure employment and/or address registration requirements.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.