This unit will enable students to develop their research skills. Students will be involved in undertaking research design, planning, data collection and analysis as part of their Professional Placement. They will be required to produce a written report and present their findings.

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Demonstrate research implementation skills, including data collection and data management .
  • Analyse data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and interpret the findings.
  • Reflect on research implementation limitations and respond and adapt appropriately to optimise data quality.
  • Present research data in varied media formats to optimise research data dissemination.
  • Demonstrate research collaboration skills.

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
5.00 3 weeks 15
Live Online
1.00 12 weeks 12
Specified Activities
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
7.25 12 weeks 87


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 40% 3,4,5 
Oral PresentationGroup 20% 1,2,4 
Project ReportIndividual 40% 1,2,3,5 
AssignmentIndividual 40% 3,4,5 
Oral PresentationIndividual/Group 20% 1,2,4 
Project ReportIndividual 40% 1,2,3,4,5 


  • Applying the principles for conducting research and research ethics
  • Selection and utilisation of appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Research design, including data management and analysis
  • Research presentation skills

Study resources

Reading materials

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