Professional Practice

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Professional Practice is an online unit offered by Open Universities Australia in association with RMIT University. It allows you to pinpoint an area of study in your chosen professional field, and instructs you to produce a project around it. Through self-directed learning and contact with industry practitioners, you will become an expert in the specific domain of your choosing.

To begin with, you will be instructed in the fundamentals of professional practice and given the five assessment areas you will be able to choose from. Following this, you will learn how to create an effective proposal and accompanying presentation, before beginning your research and consultations.

Ultimately, Professional Practice provides you with a uniquely autonomous learning experience, where you can develop your expertise in an area of your choice. As the project is vocationally linked, the skills learned will be highly transferable to a professional context.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Professional Research and Evaluation

Areas of study

In this Professional Practice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Overview of professional practice and the assessment project choices
  • Learning contract, proposal and proposal presentation
  • Report, reflective journal and report presentation
  • Career management
  • Internship, industry and research project students: consultations
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Professional Practice unit is the ideal platform for attaining advanced professional capabilities. By honing your skills in research and evaluation, problem solving, reflective professional practice with a global focus, and leadership, you’ll complete this unit with a well-rounded understanding of what constitutes professional practice. From an employer’s point of view, you will demonstrate qualities that are directly relevant to any organisation; and that you have an autonomous, self-motivated approach to work.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Practice from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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