ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice (8)

Being professional is not only about being competent and skilful, but it also means behaving in an ethical way. In this subject students will start to consider and plan for their future area of employment and what it means to be a professional in that area. They also start connecting with potential employers, improve their ability to apply for employment, and plan a course of action that ensures they complete their degree as 'work ready' graduates. They also learn important professional skills in communication and working as part of a team. Students will also learn about the workplace learning requirements of their specific course of study. Work placement is to be undertaken after completion of this foundation subject, and must be completed before enrolling in the capstone subject ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources.The subject has no residential school. On completion, students will have a broad and coherent understanding of what it means to be a professional and will start to take responsibility for the transition for becoming a professional.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM109. 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 Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed either PKM209, PKM201 or  PKM372 may not enrol in this subject.

Incompatible Subjects

PKM201, PKM209, PKM372

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to have a broadly and coherently understanding what it means to be a professional in terms of their vocational aspirations
  • be able to present clear, coherent, and independent exposition of knowledge in writing
  • be able to undertake variety of generic planning skills relevant to the professions
  • be able to take responsibility for their own learning and professional practice


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to communication and professionalism
  • Introduction to the workplace: management and administration
  • Introduction to planning and careers
  • Professional practice procedure and requirements in Environmental Science


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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.