Postgraduate | CUR-COM600 | 2024
Masters Professional Experience
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- Study method
- Online & on-campus
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
Masters Professional Experience
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- engage competently and respectfully with diverse cultures as well as the contextual, creative and professional practices of a workplace
- demonstrate an innovative, creative or entrepreneurial approach in finding a placement and/or dealing with a challenge or opportunity during the practicum
- reflect upon the application of skills and theory in a professional or creative context
- communicate outcomes of practicum for potential employers, patrons or funding agencies in a globally engaging way
- Students will undertake a placement in a relevant industry, institutional, community or other organisation in order to complete a work-based project/practicum under the guidance of a supervisor in association with an organisational partner.
This subject was previously known as Professional or Creative Practice.
This subject presents students with the opportunity to hone their professional and/or creative skills while undertaking a placement in a relevant industry, institutional, community or other organisation. Students will validate their theoretical and professional knowledge in practical situations. The goal of the subject is for students to complete a work-based project/practicum under the guidance of a supervisor in association with an organisational partner. The outcome of the practicum/attachment will reflect the student’s engagement in the practical setting, their professional experience and their contribution to creative or professional output.
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- Discussion Board (40%)
- Professional Portfolio (60%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-ISE-MAS-2024 - Master of Information Science (Extended)
- CUR-HRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Human Rights
To enrol in this subject students must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
CUR-ISC-MAS Master of Information Science;
CUR-HRI-MAS Master of Human Rights.
It is assumed that students will have completed at least 100 credit points (or 4 subjects) in their degree before enrolling in this subject.
- Placement requirements - Students are expected to research host organisations to understand their potential for offering a suitable practicum or project experience. Before commencing a placement, they are also expected to research the history, mission and operational context of their host organisation and their position or department in the organisation.
- Other requirements - Includes Placements
This is in the range of 20 to 24 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses