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PWE3001 Learning Integrated Work

Semester 2, 2021 External
Short Description: Learning Integrated Work
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 129999 - Mixed Field Programmes not els
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 14 April 2021


Examiner: Margaret Voight


Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed a minimum 16 units in their program of study.
ADCJ students are exempt from the 16 unit pre-requisite, but must have successfully completed CRI1111 and EMP2030 to undertake this course.

Other requisites

  1. PWE3001 is not available to international students regardless of location or mode of study as it is an elective course. Australian regulations do not allow an elective work-based training course that is not a mandatory program requirement to be offered to international students.
  2. This course cannot be completed overseas. The professional or industry placement must be undertaken in Australia.
  3. All students are to have secured professional or industry employment with an organisation or practice (‘employer’) in the area of their major study.
  4. For students who have not secured paid professional or industry employment in the area of their major study, it is recommended that students consider enrolment in PWE3000 – Professional Work Experience.
  5. Students must obtain written permission from their employer confirming that their proposed employment activities are related to the area of their major study.
  6. In association with the employer, all students must complete the Pre-Place online program located on the StudyDesk. Pre-Place is an online program designed to provide assistance to students prior commencing their PWE3001 placement. It provides pertinent information about USQ's policy and procedures including OH&S and utilising professional skills within the workplace.
  7. All students must complete In-Place, the placement software system that USQ uses to manage the majority of its professional experience placements. This incorporates the student’s Work Experience Proposal Form online and forms Assessment 1.
  8. Finalisation of placement in the course is dependent on approval of the student’s proposal by the Course Examiner.
  9. Failure to submit the student proposal and obtain final approval from the Course Examiner by the census date, will result in automatically being dropped from the course without penalties.
  10. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail (student) capabilities and internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at:
  11. The Learning Integrated Work Manual located on the StudyDesk provides additional information in relation to the course.
  12. There is no recognition for prior learning for this course. Students who enrol in this course cannot request an exemption based on the grounds of prior or current professional or industry experience.


Learning integrated work allows students to apply theoretical and practical knowledge, and skills and capabilities, to their current professional or industry work place in the desired major area of study. The course enables students to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a practical context that is aligned with their area of study, and to reflect and report on that experience.


Students who are currently working within their major area of study undertake projects in the course of their employment and within the context of the student's area of study. Students will reflect on their own work practices and those of their employer, and will receive feedback from their employer and academics who supervise the assessment of these projects. Students therefore strengthen their discipline-specific learning and specialise within their current employment, and gain a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply the concepts and theories of their particular major area of study to a professional or industry workplace environment.
  2. Critically appraise personal professional skills in order to create an individual portfolio of skills to represent their emergent professional identity and capabilities.
  3. Identify skill development goals and placement learning objectives; develop strategies to help meet these; reflect on and assess achievement of these goals and objectives.
  4. Critically reflect on skills that enhance learning from and response to challenges faced and successes achieved in the workplace.
  5. Utilise relevant professional or industry/practice based approaches to gain knowledge and effectively communicate in the workplace.
  6. Analyse and critically reflect on how personal discipline-based practice relates to the collective and professional context of the workplace.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Topics covered in this course will depend on the student’s discipline area and the associated context and environment in which the employment is undertaken. Learning experiences and outcomes will therefore be derived largely from the nature of the employment within the context of the student’s discipline area. Generally, this course focuses on four parts:
i. Student’s critical reflection on their experience in undertaking workplace activities;
ii. Student’s performance in those workplace activities;
iii. Context of the employment experience; and
iv. Professional or industry practice of the organisation and its relationship to society.

The reflections on a student’s own work practices and those of their employer is an important part of this course as well, as the feedback that students receive from their employer.

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 40.00
Directed Study 80.00
Private Study 45.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PLACEMENT REPORT 50 50 05 Nov 2021
WORK EXPERIENCE PROPOSAL 20 20 05 Nov 2021 (see note 1)

  1. Preplacement

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the student’s responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactory complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination for this course.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments must comply with the referencing system applicable to their major of study (eg law – AGLC). This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. All references styles are to be used as defined by the USQ library's referencing guide.

    These guides can be found at

Date printed 14 April 2021