Professional Practice Project - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Report - Reflective (1800 words) (40%) , Report1 - Group (700 words pp) (15%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,300.00
International 2,550.00

To provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in a real-world, industry or professional project management context.

At the completion of this unit, students wiill be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in project management and its’ application in professional practice
  2. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the project management body of knowledge and practice
  3. Generate and evaluate the justification and interpretation of theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to a variety of audiences
  4. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice in the area of project management
  5. Reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary project management.


  • Report — Reflective (1800 words) (40%)
  • Report1 — Group (700 words pp) (15%)
  • Report2 — Group (2000 words pp) (45%)

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

2Project Integration Management: Project Proposal & Project Charter - Part 1
3Project Integration Management: Project Proposal & Project Charter - Part 2
4Project Integration Management: Project Proposal & Project Charter - Part 3
5Project Management Plan - Part 1
6Project Management Plan - Part 2
7Project Management Plan - Part 3
8Project Management Plan - Part 4
9Project Management Plan - Part 5
10Project Management Plan - Part 6
11Project Management Plan - Part 7
12Reflective report: summarising the experience

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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