EEL501 Professional and Practice-Based Education (8)


This subject offers an introduction to the theories and practice of professional and practice-based education (P&PBE). It emphasises that P & PBE is a whole of curriculum approach that can make use of a number of pedagogical approaches such as simulations, problem-based learning, as well as workplace learning (WPL). Good practices and issues associated with the Quality Agenda in relation to P&PBE will also play a prominent role in the subject. Workplace Learning as a part of professional education will be included in the subject, with sub topics such as quality, innovation, strategies, management and experiences of WPL.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL501
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLDSL

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and scope of professional and practice-based education;
  • Critically discuss the role of P & PBE in higher education;
  • Articulate and critique good practices in professional and practice-based education in the context of the quality agenda;
  • Critique a course with which they are associated in relation to P&PBE good practices.;
  • Identify and critique options for integrating WPL into curricula;
  • Discuss the implementation and management of WPL.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Professional and Practice-Based Education;
  • Good practices for P&PBE;
  • Workplace Learning;
  • Workplace Learning Management.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.