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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Albury-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

Grading System



One session



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.


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


Current Students

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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.