Overview

This unit gives students an inspirational and engaging educational experience at the commencement of their business or criminal justice degrees. Infused with real world examples, the unit aims to develop an understanding of innovation frameworks, while developing confidence and capability in communicating online within professional and academic settings. The unit focuses on innovation, communication, self-awareness and professional identity and provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their personal development.

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 1
Location
Online
Start and end dates
11-March-2024
09-June-2024
Last self-enrolment date
24-March-2024
Census date
05-April-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
26-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Teaching Period 2
Location
Online
Start and end dates
08-July-2024
06-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
21-July-2024
Census date
02-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
23-August-2024
Results released date
29-October-2024
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
04-November-2024
09-February-2025
Last self-enrolment date
17-November-2024
Census date
29-November-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
27-December-2024
Results released date
04-March-2025

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Identify the reasons for academic integrity, and use the tools and processes to ensure its effective application
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit
  • Apply innovation frameworks to evaluate a social need and/or problem and offer a potential solution
  • Identify personal strengths to develop a personal and professional brand and identity

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 40 - 60% 2,3 
Online QuizIndividual 10 - 20% 
Reflective JournalIndividual 30 - 40% 2,4 

Content

  • Discovering self
  • Communicating in a professional context
  • Innovation frameworks
  • Future planning 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.