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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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
2 critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
3 demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skills
4 reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
5 demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline

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
  2. critically evaluate the influence that personal, professional and external contextual factors may have on professional practice
  3. demonstrate effective job seeking and interviewing skills
  4. reflect on personal professional development needs and conceptualise strategies for on-going learning, support and mentoring following graduation
  5. demonstrate clinical competence within a discipline

Prescribed texts

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