EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project (8)


This subject adopts the theoretical framework of problem based learning. During their minimum of 140 hours of professional placement, students will design, implement and evaluate a strategy or project that has identifiable benefits for stakeholders in an industry/university partnership. This experience aims to assist students to fully participate as an emerging professional in the exercise science/human movement community, by investigating the operational requirements of the industry, assuming multiple roles and responsibilities, adopting ethical practice, and integrating their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge in authentic, real-world professional contexts. The subject provides opportunities for students to articulate their personal and professional suitability for employment in the exercise science and related fields of the profession.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) Bachelor of Exercise Science Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) Bachelor of Sport Studies/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Studies Bachelor of Sports Science Diploma of Exercise Studies or as approved by the Course Director

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to participate as a developing professional in an occupational cultural community;
  • be able to develop a professional identity by participating in a broad array of occupational socialising experiences;
  • be able to articulate a professional philosophy appropriate to the discipline of exercise science or related fields;
  • be able to interrogate their professional suitability to employment in exercise science and related fields;
  • be able to integrate their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge and skills in responding to authentic, contextual professional tasks;
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to adopt ethical and principled practices and standards in a professional context;
  • be able to examine the roles, responsibilities and operational requirements of participants in professional partnerships;
  • be able to synthesise and apply their knowledge of problem-based learning, to the design, implementation and evaluation of a strategy or project that has identifiable benefits for all stakeholders in the professional partnership;
  • be able to actively engage in a professional placement for a minimum of 140 hours.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Organising your professional placement;
  • Documenting your 140 hours of professional placement;
  • Understanding work integrated and problem-based learning;
  • Designing your strategy or project;
  • Understanding information technologies;
  • The job application process;
  • Career opportunity awareness.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students will complete 140 hours of exercise science/human movement related work placement.

Specialised Resources

Students will be required to travel to organisations where placement hours are being undertaken.


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.