ENTREP 1002 - Personal Professional Development

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course aims to provide students with the skills necessary to begin their development as a business professional. As students develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen profession it is important that they also develop a broader set of skills and identity as a professional.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENTREP 1002
    Course Personal Professional Development
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible PROF 1000, PROF 1000UAC, ENTREP 1002UAC, ENTREP 1002UACM, ENTREP 1002AUACM, ENTREP 1002BUACM, ENT1002OUA
    Assessment Simulations, tests, multiple choice quizzes and reflective journal
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Tiffany De Sousa Machado

    Adelaide Semester 1 Melbourne Semester 1
    Name: Tiffany De Souza Macho Name: Melissa Daddow
    Email: tiffany.desousamachado@adelaide.edu.au Email: melissa.daddow@adelaide.edu.au
    Adelaide Semester 2 Melbourne Semester 2
    Name: Diana Shah
    Email: diana.shah@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Analyse their personal professional development using professional reflective practices
    2. Explain the role of ethics in professions
    3. Analyse and represent their personal professional learning ecosystem (incorporating formal and informal sources of learning)
    4. Reflect on the nature of their involvement in cooperative learning processes
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No textbook is required for this course.
    Recommended Resources

    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.

    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    1. Lectures (1 hour per week): video content relevant to each week's theme delivered online
    2. Workshops (2 hours per week): The philosophy of PPD is based in active learning - to learn you need to do. The workshops provide you with the opportunity to actively participate in learning tasks designed to apply concepts to practice. You must come prepared for each tutorial class.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Over the whole semester, students are expected to devote an average of 12 hours per week to studying this course.

    This means that, in addition to watching lectures and attending workshops, you are expected to commit an average of 9 hours per week of private study over the duration of the semester.

    Private study will be required to prepare for the intensive classes (reading, preparing responses to workshop questions) as well as for completing assessment tasks
    Learning Activities Summary
    Developing as an Individual – your individual learning ecosystem
    1 How your brain works & how you learn
    2 Critical thinking, Growth Mindset & Resilience
    3 Peer & Cooperative Learning
    Developing as a professional (your professional learning ecosystem)
    4 Professional Learning & Reflectivity
    5 Industry Knowledge
    6 Professional Identity
    7 Networking
    8 Mentoring
    9 Portfolios
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcome
    Professional Reflective Journal Individual 400 – 500 words per submission 40% 1,2,4
    Your Learning Ecosystem Individual 1,500 words minimum 40% 3,4
    Your Professional Portfolio Individual Various 10% 3,4
    Workshop participation and
    professional conduct
    Individual N/A 10% 1,2,4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should be aware that considerable knowledge and skills will be taught at lectures and tutorials. Therefore, students should attend all classes in order to pass the course.

    Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
    Assessment Detail
    Professional Reflective Journal
    The skills of professionals are developed in the void between theory and practice (teaching and doing). This assessment is designed to evaluate a student’s ability to reflect on their behaviour, abstract and applied learning in the development of professional skills. It specifically uses professional reflection framework as the process through which implicit learning can be made explicit, understood and built upon.

    Your Learning Ecosystem
    Adapting quickly to changing circumstances, having transferable skills and being able to fill gaps in skills and learning are core to success in future economies. Core to these skills is the ability to evaluate gaps, find resources and develop a clear understanding of the support structures available to move forward. This assessment is designed to evaluate a student’s ability identify, analyse and evaluate the formal and informal learning opportunities, spaces, organisations and people that contribute to their personal professional development and support.

    Your Professional Portfolio
    Provide a portfolio of your professional self.

    Workshop Participation and Professional Conduct

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni:

    • Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both).
    • Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet (found in MyUni, under Modules) providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments: You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing. Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Assessment extensions request: An application for Assessment Extension should be made before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer. Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date. Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances. See sections 3 and 7a) i. in particular on assessment extensions in the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
    • Resubmission: of an assignment after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
    • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request a review or re-mark. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result. For more information on the process see Assessment Grievance: Appealing a mark or grade
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

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