Professional Practice

Professional Practice is designed to connect the realm of the classroom with real-life experience. Students will have the have the opportunity to experience a hands-on placement while engaging academically with issues pertaining to their field, whether ministry or business.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP501
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Joshua Newington


  • Completion of at least 40 credit points

Awards offering Professional Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Examine key competencies required for their chosen field of professional practice. This includes task focused skills, interpersonal relationship abilities and demonstrated leadership ability;
  2. Produce evidence of ability to apply professional practice competencies to real life situations;
  3. Evaluate the development of one’s own professional skills in one’s field of practice;
  4. Integrate the realities of experiential and mentored learning in the context of workplace integrated learning;
  5. Evaluate personal actions in professional practice through dynamic reflection.

Subject Content

  • Introduction - Purpose, goals and roles
  • Biblical mentoring models - Jesus, Paul, Old Testament examples
  • Personal Administration – Spirituality, time management, goal fulfillment, personal finances, leadership
  • Professional Competency Goals - Hillman
  • Being a good second-in-charge
  • Communication Skills
  • Clinton's Leadership Selection Models, Gift mix, role match
  • Discipling, Mentoring, Apostolic Fathering
  • Pastoral ministry ethics
  • Conflict resolution

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (3-day intensive, 5 contact hours each day)
  • Extensive (3 days spread over the semester)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Professional Practice Placement Proposal (20%)
  • Major Project (50%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)

Prescribed Text

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