Course Title: Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Huan Vo-Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1699

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed all of the following pre-requisite courses before you commence this course:

  • ISYS2438 Information and Knowledge Environments 2
  • completed 9 weeks of Industrial Placement or equivalent
  • this course is only taken in the final semester of your program

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT University that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information the RMIT University Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites –

Course Description

This course is a capstone course where you are given the opportunity to demonstrate the development of your capability over your whole program. Activities and learning undertaken throughout the program are analysed and the results of that analysis are discussed and presented to peers largely through the presentation of the individual Portfolio. You will also be responsible for an industry sector investigation designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation. You will also be expected to demonstrate the development of reflective practice, particularly in relation to Industrial Experience, career planning and industry orientation. Emphasis on the development of lifelong learning skills throughout the program will be reinforced in this course.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

While all of the identified capabilities are addressed in this course, the reflective analytical practice capability and the socially and culturally responsible practice are the specific ones addressed.
You will be asked to reflect on your development of capability throughout the course and to use evidence from your portfolios to substantiate that development.  As this is a capstone course, capability development is dependent on prior learning throughout the program in the Information and Knowledge Management Core specifically and the Business Care generally.

At the conclusion of this course you will have developed the ability to:

  • Identify learning gaps and the strategies that have been used to deal with these gaps, particularly in industrial experience 
  • Demonstrate evaluation and modification practice 
  • Compile a portfolio of work that demonstrates a continuous and progressive approach to the development of capability 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the information industry in terms of: 
    • Create an appropriate career plan 
    • Undertake an industry sector report or seminar
    • Organise information in meaningful and value added ways 
    • Self –reflect on your learning and demonstrate how this self-reflection will inform your future practice 
    • Manage information relevant to your course and program 
    • Communicate information in oral and written modes 
    • Develop and practice the skills of evidence based practice
    • Recognise and engage in issues of global sustainability and cultural diversity

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities focus on you as the student and the learning that has taken place for you throughout the program. The activities are primarily based on demonstration of capability by yourself, for example through workshops and seminars. Presentation is based on material collected for the portfolio over the program. It provides you with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks around conceptual, technical and theoretical material developed and used throughout the program. Activities include either the development and hosting of seminars or workshops which are based around topics researched by yourself in conjunction with other students and presented for the whole of the student group OR the attendance at, and reporting on, professional seminars held in the industry.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories.
You have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may involve a digital portfolio, reflective work, and/or a presentation.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester via individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. An 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.