Course Title: Global Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Professional Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Elizabeth Kath

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5084

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Floor 5, Room 31

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have successfully completed Global Processes SOCU1011, Global Careers SOCU1031, and Foundations of Social Research HUSO2166.

This course is intended to be completed in the final year of your degree and so should be done alongside with, or immediately prior to, or after completing the Global Research Project SOCU1042 and the Global Internship HUSO2314.

Course Description

This is one of the final courses in the Bachelor of International Studies. It presents opportunities for third year students to reflect and extend upon the learning they have acquired throughout their degree, to reach an understanding of their graduate capabilities, and to strengthen their professional capacities in preparation for life after study. The principal areas of focus of the course are ‘policy analysis’, ‘project management’, and ‘humanitarian aid and ethics’. As graduates, all of you are likely to be seeking employment in fields where these skills enhance your work. We aim to impart an overview of some of the key guiding principles, strategic considerations, methodologies, processes and tools that are relevant to these areas of professional practice. 

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study  
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems  
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organizational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances  
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles  
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalized settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity  

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

1. Apply professional skills relevant to contemporary, global and inter-cultural workplaces, including with respect to the impact of policy; 
2. Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork competencies through industry-relevant projects; 
3. Use a range of disciplinary lenses, to reflect on personal and professional practice in international and intercultural settings.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities which may include workshops, discussion forums, online engagement and group-based problem solving exercises, and engagement with industry.  


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.   

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment will include the following tasks: 

Task 1: Contribution to Weekly Seminars: (based on semester-long participation) (15%) - CLO1, CLO3 

Task 2: Professional Communication Task(s): (35%)- CLO2 

Task 3: Policy Paper: 1,500 words (50%) - CLO1  

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.