CCI302 Emergent Professional (8)

In this subject students undertake self-directed study towards the generation of an individual value proposition, future work or study plan and consolidated professional portfolio. Students are required to explore and critique their current research and professional interests and consider how as emergent professionals they can maximise their individual impact in existing, emergent, future or speculative professions. Students will have developed a network of industry and/or academic contacts relevant to their individual aspirations and have constructed, under supervision/guidance, a plan for their future.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience.

Subject Relationships

VPA302 VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience made obsolete by this subject.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to independently identify and critique the political, cultural, economic and environmental factors currently affecting their discipline/s;
  • be able to critically evaluate and speculate on the future of their discipline/s;
  • be able to identify and justify their current research and creative/professional practice within existing, emergent, future or speculative professions;
  • be able to construct, describe and illustrate an individual value proposition and future work or study plan; and
  • have developed an evidenced network of industry and/or academic contacts relevant to their individual professional aspirations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Revisiting individual value propositions
  • Revisiting future work plans
  • Revisiting future study plans
  • Discipline: Professional working environment/s
  • Sole trader, freelance professional or company owner?
  • Work ethic and professionalism
  • Speculating on the future: Political, Cultural, Economic and Environmental
  • Professional skills for communication and creative industries


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.