ENG280 Performance Planning & Review - Junior Cadet (6)


In this subject students engage in management of their learning and professional performance.  They set their goals and plan their workload, negotiating a learning contract between themselves and their industry placement employer.  Students then use evidence-based reflection processes to determine if they have met their goals, adjusting their professional practice where necessary.  This subject also includes a summative evaluation including feedback from industry placement supervisors.  The expectations for this subject are that the student should be performing at the level of a junior cadet engineer.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 2
Online*Bathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG280
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:
Three sessionsHD/FLFaculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Set individual goals, produce action plans and revise them to manage workload in both industry and university;
  • Identify and articulate the key features involved in the effective planning and management of engineering work;
  • Identify and articulate the norms of practice within the work place;
  • Demonstrate initiative through their work practices;
  • Develop and explore their identity as a professional engineer;
  • Apply communication skills effectively in groups and organisations; and
  • Work effectively in teams with power differentials between members.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • reflective practice;
  • project planning and monitoring;
  • workplace communication; and
  • working effectively in diverse teams.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 10 day residential school. The residential schools for this subject serve as the synchronising face-to-face events for the student cohort during their first work placement.  Core events include: the conduct of the in-person elements of the Performance Planning & Review cycle, both the summative meeting and any intensive formative rehearsal / preparation; any hands-on laboratory experimentation that is required through the rest of the curriculum; development of leadership and mentoring skills through interactions with early-year student engineers;  participation in whole-of-course exhibitions of portfolio / thesis work
10 days.  

Specialised Resources

This subject will be completed while the student is on placement in industry.  Industry placements may require travel and/or relocation depending upon the nature and location of the placement.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.