|Short Description:||Professional Study|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070303 - Education Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||26 October 2020|
Pre-requisite: MEDC (Guidance & Counselling) only - EDU8332 and EDU8333
It is recommended that students will have successfully completed two other courses before enrolling in EDU5760.
Students cannot pass EDU5760 until they have successfully completed the sector-based Professional Experience component.
Students must be available for a specified period of time to undertake a supervised Professional Experience in an approved Education-related site during their enrolment in this course.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR Exemption Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland, it is the students’ responsibility to comply with the relevant working with children checks that are required for this jurisdiction, and provide evidence to the Professional Experience office http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience
Students enrolled in this course are able to undertake guided individual study of a topic of interest related to their own professional education context. Students will negotiate a project type with the Course Examiner and develop a detailed project Proposal in consultation with their appointed academic supervisor to address their specialised topic, issue or workplace challenge. By completing their nominated professional studies project, students will demonstrate their ability to undertake independent, scholarly work-related professional learning. In addition, students will demonstrate their professional practice via their successful completion of the embedded professional experience placement.