ENG280 Performance Planning and 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 workplace learning supervisors. The expectation for this subject is that the student should be performing at the level of a junior cadet engineer.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

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

Grading System



Three sessions


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

In order to be enrolled in this subject, students must be undertaking an approved CSU Engineering junior placement.


ENG180 and ENG261 and ( ENG173 or ENG271 )

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;
  • Articulate and interpret the codes of ethics, and apply norms of practice within the workplace;
  • 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.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice;
  • Workplace communication; and
  • Working effectively in diverse teams.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 200 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This subject is undertaken concurrently with a students junior cadet placement. The student shall draw on their experiences from their work placement to complete the assessment tasks of this subject. The duration of the Workplace Learning, as outlined above, is 1500 hours over the course of 12 months.

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential schools for this subject serve as the synchronising face-to-face events for the student cohort during their junior work placement. These residential schools also enable students who have not yet met the requirements of a junior work placement to do so through focussed, intensive activities. 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.

Special 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 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.