ASC380 Professional Practice (8)


This subject allows students to experience first-hand the requirements of working in industry and to develop a realistic understanding of the expectations placed upon workers within legal and practical contexts.  During this subject  important factors that shape the equine industry will be evaluated and their effect on industry practice appraised.  This subject includes reflection and assessment of the (required) extramural workplace learning that students have undertaken. On successful completion of this subject students will have engaged in  personal career goal setting and produced a personal development plan, that will be met in part through working within the equine industry.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC380
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is specific to the Bachelor of Equine Science and Bachelor of Equine Science (Business Management).
ASC106 or ASC148

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to justify their own and the behaviour of others in terms of industry ethics in relation to horse welfare and human safety;
  • be able to identify and critically appraise personal and professional skills and career goals;
  • be able to develop and demonstrate effective autonomous and team working skills;
  • be able to problem solve within the industry context in the light of limitations and opportunities including Indigenous competency and as custodians of the environment;
  • be able to tailor communications to different audiences as appropriate; and
  • be able to assemble a workplace learning and professional development portfolio to an appropriate professional standard showing development, progression and reflective evaluation throughout.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Industry ethics and expectations.
  • Horse welfare and human safety.
  • Environmental influences and stewardship.
  • Career planning, skills development, goals and objectives setting.
  • Professional development: communication skills, Australian Indigenous competency, professional practice, self-evaluation and reflection.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students are required to undertake a total of 20 days of extramural placement, divided into 2 x 10 day blocks, within businesses approved by CSU.  During these placements students are expected to be actively engaged in work activities for no less than seven hours per day.

Specialised Resources

Students will be required to undertake 20 days of extramural WPL for which they will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.  


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.