Courses & Units

Professional Skills in Practice ZPP101


This unit provides you with opportunities to develop various work-ready, transferable, and professional skills and attributes that are highly sought by employers. In addition, it allows you to explore contemporary strategies and approaches that are often used in day-to-day employment situations. You will be introduced to key concepts, terms, principles, techniques, and approaches that are related to a range of professional skill-based topics. For example, some of our modules include Lean Thinking, Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking, The Art of Leading, Managing People, Data-Driven Decision-Making, Building Professional Networks, Conflict Management and Resolution, CVs and Cover Letters, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Collaboration, Personal and Professional Goal-Setting, Project Management and Design Thinking. Through variety of activities, you will apply what you learn in practice, analyse actions and experiences, and engage in critical reflection. You will demonstrate your learning largely through your portfolio of evidence and a guided reflection. To complete this unit, you will choose twelve (12) modules from a broad selection, based on areas of interest to you, and undertake the required assessment tasks.


Unit name Professional Skills in Practice
Unit code ZPP101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Office of the University College
Coordinator Doctor Cherie Hawkins
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key terms, concepts, tools, and techniques related to transferable skills and contemporary strategies and approaches in the workplace
  • Demonstrate the application of skills, behaviours, and attributes in practice
  • Analyse and use professional practice tools and techniques to communicate ideas, innovations, and solutions
  • Reflect on key learnings to generate professional and self-development plans for the future

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
129999 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,040.00

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Teaching Pattern

One (1) hour online tutorials in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10

AssessmentAT2 - Part A: Portfolio of Evidence (17.5%)|AT2 - Part B: Portfolio of Evidence (17.5%)|AT1: Multiple Choice Quizzes (MCQs) (25%)|AT3: Guided Reflection (40%)
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