Integrated Professional Placement A - Design

DDD20031 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • Full-time

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


150 credit points and approval from Professional Placements Office


A unit which must be taken at the same time.

Aims and objectives

Under the supervision of an Academic Supervisor, this unit requires students to reflect on their professional placement experience to draw links with discipline knowledge and document the development and growth of their employability skills. This unit runs concurrently with Work Experience in Industry A.

This unit aims to support students to develop their understanding of ‘learning about work’ and the discipline in practice. This is achieved by providing students with directed, experiential learning opportunities in the real-world context of their professional placement.

The aim of the unit is to provide students with the opportunity to contextualise their university studies in practice, reflecting on and learning from workplace experiences, and developing broader professional skills such as communication, teamwork and self-management that inform, enhance and improve future practice. 

Throughout the unit students will develop a portfolio (collection of evidence) they can use to evidence the employability skills they have developed during their work placement.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1.     Reflect on significant incident/s in the workplace for developing existing discipline knowledge and skills.

2.     Compare and contrast perceptions of the discipline while at university with the realities of industry practice for career development.

3.     Identify possible future career paths.

4.    Demonstrate the planning for developing career skills from the work placement, university or other experience/s.

Courses with unit

Offered from 2017