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Real World Learning (MSP201)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop career skills, create change or opportunity and increase their professional network through a real-world learning experience over a minimum of 40 hours. Real world learning activities do not have to be related to the student's chosen discipline and include volunteering, participation in a structured student program or student competition. Learning is facilitated through: a pre-experience professional plan; reflective journaling during; and post-experience evidencing skill development in a job application format.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Exercise critical thinking and professional judgement to plan and enact a real-world learning experience.
2. Demonstrate self-awareness in relation to your development of a range of career skills and dispositions in a real-world learning experience.
3. Critically reflect on your real-world learning experience and evaluate your preparedness for work.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit requires students to:
1. Plan and enact a real-world learning experience.
2. Undertake a real-world learning experience (minimum of 40 hours) and maintain a reflective journal based around collected evidence throughout the experience.
3. Evidence career skill development in a job application format by responding to Selection Criteria and drawing from the Real World Learning Experience.
Assessment 1. Professional Plan
2. Reflective Journal and Artefacts
3. Selection Criteria
All assessment items must be submitted in order to meet unit requirements.
Prerequisites Normally completed an equivalent of 24 credit points
Notes This unit is not self-enrolled. You must apply to enrol in the unit with your proposed real-world learning experience through the following link: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Work-Integrated-Learning/_document/Misc/MSP201-Information-and-Available-Opportunities.pdf
You must either indicate participation in a pre-approved Real World Learning Experience (i.e. student program or competition) or source and negotiate your own unstructured learning experience through volunteering, and submit an on-line application detailing the proposed Real World Learning Experience. Not every proposed learning experience may be accepted.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Accounting (BBus) [New in 2019]
Accounting (BCom) [New in 2018]
Agricultural Science + Commerce [Combined] (BSc, BCom) (BCom)+(BSc) [New in 2020]
Animal Health (BSc) [New in 2020]
Animal Science (BSc)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Global Security (BGS) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences) (BSc) [New in 2020]
Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) (BSc) [New in 2020]
Bachelor of Science (Psychology Major) (BSc) [New in 2017]
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2019]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Biomedical Science (BSc) [New in 2020]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Clinical Laboratory Science (BSc) [New in 2020]
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Community Development (BA)
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Crop and Pasture Science (BSc)
English and Creative Writing (BA)
Finance (BBus) [New in 2019]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Food Science and Nutrition (BFoodScNutr )
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BSc) [New in 2020]
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Genetics and Molecular Biology (BSc)
Global Business and Politics (BCom) [New in 2019]
Global Media and Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Global Politics and Policy (BA) [New in 2019]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
History (BA)
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Indonesian (BA)
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
International Aid and Development (BA) [New in 2019]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
Japanese (BA)
Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Marketing (BBus)
Marketing (BCom) [New in 2018]
Philosophy (BA)
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Psychology (BA)
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sociology (BA)
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Strategic Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Sustainable Development (BA)
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (BGS) [New in 2019]
Theatre and Drama (BA)
Tourism and Events (BA)
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Minors Innovation and Creativity
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Ellen Greenham
Career Learning Spine Academic Lead

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e: E.Greenham@murdoch.edu.au
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