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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

  • Awareness of relevant professional bodies (such as Occupational Therapy Australia, Australasian Podiatry Council, Speech Pathology Australia, SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health)
  • National Registration or relevant professional body regulations and requirements
  • Ongoing CPD requirements following graduation and post-graduate education opportunities
  • Mentoring and other supports
  • Working as a sole therapist/clinician
  • Writing a curriculum vitae and/or resume, interviewing skills and addressing selection criteria
  • Presentations from potential employers/recruiters, regulators and/or employment support services
  • Other professionally relevant topics identified by students

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
2 critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
3 demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skills Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
4 reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
5 demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

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

  1. outline a range of professional issues that newly graduated professionals may encounter in their discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skills
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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