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MULT1025 Professions and Society

Diploma and Bachelor Course Unit - Core

Level: 100

Credit points: 6 (out of a total of 144)

Prerequisites: None

Mode of Study: Online and on-campus

Unit Description

Opening up possibilities for developing multidisciplinary knowledge and practice, ACAP draws on the 4 Disciplines in the College to develop three integrative units that are core to first-year Undergraduate courses. These inquiry-driven units lay the groundwork for engaging students with multidisciplinary thinking, discourse and initiative in their fields of endeavour and in their future profession /vocation.

This unit will introduce the student to the notion of human rights and the rights and obligations placed upon students, professions, and professionals. The human rights framework in Australia and Indigenous peoples and rights will be explored. This unit will also provide an overview of the rights available to students and responsibilities placed on students through various requirements such as ethical research, inherent requirements and fitness to practice. An overview of ethics and ethical behaviour and professional codes of conduct will also be provided.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Describe and analyse the contribution of concepts such as gender, class, power and race to social inequality
b)    Describe and analyse the role of discipline knowledge and evidence in addressing contemporary social and health issues
c)    Explain the systems and policy frameworks that contribute to Australian community wellbeing, particularly in respect of vulnerable populations
d)    Recognise the structure, functions and purposes of codes of professional conduct and ethics in academic and professional contexts
e)    Demonstrate skills in critical analysis, reasoning and argument about the character and role of human rights, professional practice and ethics in contemporary and future society and practice.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week.


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link:

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.


Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.