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Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to the workplace
    • Critical reflection
    • Peer communication, reflection and support
    • Evaluation of workplace experiences
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply professional writing and editing skills in a workplace context
  2. work independently and collaboratively to develop ideas and policies and manage practical workplace issues
  3. critically reflect on and evaluate professional writing and associated work placement tasks and issues.
  • Assignment 1 - Reflective Task (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Employer's report (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Final report (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement

This subject provides students with the opportunity to practise and develop their writing skills in an approved public or private sector workplace, undertaking a range of professional writing and associated tasks. Assessment and supervision will be provided by academic and workplace supervisors. The subject also requires communication with peers undertaking their own placement and some assessed reports.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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