Professional Skills

Leadership in a Student Community

Show us you know how to apply key skills and critical thinking to provide leadership in a sustainable student community. 

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You are required to submit evidence of the following:

  1. Apply a range of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional relationships in order to manage and support members of a sustainable student community.
  2. Evaluate challenging situations, incidents and behaviors and determine appropriate responses, in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures relevant to the sustainable student community.
  3. Apply and critically reflect on own leadership competencies in range of roles within a sustainable student community.


All work for this EduBit must be your own.


For this EduBit you are required to provide evidence of your performance as a leader within a sustainable student community.  Follow the instructions for each of the tasks outlined below. The tasks will support you to collect appropriate and sufficient evidence for each of the Assessable Competencies, including keeping a reflective journal for a period of at least two months.

Note 1. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 require you to describe and discuss your dealings with members of the student community. It is important that you ensure the privacy of any students’ involved by either referring to them as Student A etc, or by redacting names before you submit your evidence.

Note 2. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 require the completion of the Attestation Form by your Manager or equivalent and Task 1 requires the completion of the Attestation Form from two (2) students.

The Attestation must be signed, dated and include feedback from the Attester supporting their statement/s. You will need to download the Attestation Form from the Resources section below and upload the completed document to the Attestation Form tab on the website.

Note 3. Case studies, critical incident summaries and your reflective journal (kept for a period of two months) can be presented in any format you feel most confident with, however must provide all requirements of the Tasks. This could be: video, audio, power-point, word document, blog etc. Case studies can also be included in your reflective journal. Written evidence such as case studies and critical incident summaries may be included within the reflective journal or submitted as separate documents.

If applicable, please download the Video Assessment Guidelines and/or the Photo Assessment Guidelines.

Note 4. Task 1 refers to interpersonal skills. These are the tools used when interacting and communicating with others. Examples include verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening skills, negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making, assertiveness. 

Note 5. Task 3 refers to leadership competencies. These include interpersonal skills, decision making, conflict management, emotional intelligence, courage, influence, expertise.

Note 6. Tasks 2 and 3 refer to critical reflection. Critical reflection includes description and analysis and involves stepping back to look at what happened, what this meant and any implications for the future, aided by the use of your reflective journal which needs to be kept for a period of at least two months. When critically reflecting on own skills, you must include a description of when you applied those skills and what happened as a result. This should also include analysis of strengths and areas for improvement.  

Learning Recommendations

Interpersonal skills

What are Interpersonal Skills?

Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace - Examples and Importance



The Top 10 Leadership Compentencies

What Great Leaders Do

Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power

Inspiring and Motivating Individuals


Critical Reflection

A "Critical" Reflection Framework

Examples of Reflective Writing


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