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Completion of 9 units of postgraduate coursework. Students that are enrolled in the DMHO program cannot enrol in this course.



Course aim

This advanced level course provides students with the opportunity to participate in an industry based capstone experience. It aims to enhance students’ professional competencies and interpersonal skills and their business consulting and applied research skills. The course also promotes individual responsibility for professional development.

Course content

Pre-placement orientation incorporating but not limited to professional conduct, ethical responsibilities, student and employer responsibilities, and occupational health and safety practice; practical professionally-relevant experience in a work experience placement; supervision and report by workplace mentor; critical reflection on contribution of workplace experience to development of professional competencies.

Students will be required to keep a reflective journal detailing their experiences, reflecting upon these both personally and professionally. These individual reflections will be explored as a group during a debriefing seminar following the work placement.

Teaching method

Internal, City West
Seminar2 hours x 4 weeks
Business Placement150 hours x N/A
Online Preparation Workshop4 hours x 1 week
External, City West
Online2 hours x 4 weeks
Business Placement150 hours x N/A
Online Preparation Workshop4 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Internal, City West
Portfolio3000 words50%N/A
PlacementN/A50%150 hours
External, City West
Portfolio3000 words50%N/A
PlacementN/A50%150 hours


EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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