ENG380 Performance Planning and Review - Intermediate Cadet (6)

In this subject students engage in reflective management of their learning and professional performance while on placement in industry. They actively identify their roles as intermediate cadet, 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. They also engage in critical reflections of their ethical practices and professional conduct in industry. 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 an intermediate 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: ENG380. 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 intermediate placement.




Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Identify and develop their accountabilities as a practicing engineer, and to appraise how they meet these responsibilities;
  • Apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • Reflect on work practices and professional conduct as an engineer, and to identify strengths and areas for improvement; and
  • Work effectively in a variety of teams, and engage in leadership responsibilities.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice and peer review
  • Project planning and monitoring
  • Working effectively in a variety of teams
  • Ethical, responsible, and effective communication in the workplace

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 200 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This subject is undertaken concurrently with a students intermediate 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 intermediate work placement. These residential schools also enable students who have not yet met the requirements of an intermediate work placement to do so through focused, 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; and 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, this 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.