EMG505 Work Based Project (16)

The emphasis of a work based project is to improve a current situation through effecting change to a process, policy or practice. There is a strong focus, supported by a progressive assessment structure, on a students grasp of the applied research process. Students are therefore progressively assessed at major points throughout the project. Students are assigned an academic supervisor pertinent to their degree and are also required to work with an approved workplace mentor or advisor. Their project may be a part of a larger workplace project or a stand-alone one. The students research may result in a comprehensive report, a journal article, training program, policy recommendation or something similar.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG505. 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



Two sessions


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth critical understanding of the body of knowledge, theory and practice in their area of research including any recent scientific, technical and technological advances in their chosen field
  • be able to investigate, manage and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts
  • be able to critically reflect on the connection between theoretical underpinnings and professional practice relating to the their workbased project
  • be able to develop and refine the work based project for presentation in an acceptable format specific to the workplace or project area, e.g. a report, journal article, training program, policy recommendation or the like
  • be able to communicate theoretical propositions, methods, conclusions and professional decisions to specialised and non specialist audiences specific to their workbased project


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is a Workbased Project?
  • Project Proposal
  • Approaches to research
  • Examining the literature
  • Crafting an ethics application
  • Analysing your data
  • Findings, Discussion and Recommendations
  • Structuring your final outcome


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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.