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Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies.  Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available.  To be eligible to undertake PEP all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP days MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.

Details of PEP compliance can be found at https://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements


This unit is designed to link and complement your program of study by introducing students to the work environment. The professional experience placement (PEP) provides students with 80 hours of industry experience within their general field of study. Students will be required to: demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for PEP and employment in the relevant discipline; demonstrate competency in discipline specific workplace tasks, and integrate discipline specific knowledge through practice, reflection and project work. Students will initially complete learning modules that will assist them in preparing for your professional experience placement.

Summary 2021

Unit name Professional Experience in Health Sciences
Unit code CXA334
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Simone Lee

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




CXA209 and CXA228


Teaching Pattern

80hrs professional experience placement (PEP)

2-hour weekly tutorial (on-campus).


Log Book 10%, Reflection Diary 30%, Project 60%, External Supervisor Competency Assessment Ungraded Pass/Fail.

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