BIPX100 - Professional Experience a
Teaching Organisation 15 days (equivalent to 105 hours) to be organised by students during either Semester 1 or 2.
The University’s Mission Statement identifies the University as having a commitment to serving the common good with a fundamental concern for justice and equity, and for the dignity of all human beings. Based on this philosophy, students will complete a period of 105 hours of Volunteer ‘Community Engagement Service’ in a not-for-profit organisation, which will enable students to help the community by contributing to community life in tangible ways. Importantly, this activity will give students the opportunity to develop graduate attributes which encompass: ethical, spiritual, professional and personal development. Professional Experience A is the first in the series of professional experience units on offer to students.
This unit reinforces the University Core Curriculum by enabling students to volunteer in the community in a three-way partnership between the student, the university and the participating organisation. It provides a true community engagement in which the student observes, participates, contributes and learns about social responsibility as a contributing member of society.
This community engagement involvement is guided by a fundamental concern for justice and equity and dignity for all human beings. It links to knowledge developed in UNCC100 Our World: Community and Vulnerability and a later unit UNCC300 Understanding Self and Society: contemporary perspectives. Importantly, BIPX100 students are required to volunteer in not-for-profit organizations that broaden their perspective on their understanding of social responsibility, self and society.