BUSINESS WORK PLACEMENT

BUS5WIL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build upon operational and management material covered in the course of your Master#s program. In particular the subject provides an opportunity to focus on the application of theoretical concepts to address workplace problems or development issues using problem-based enquiry and learning. 

As a student participating in the subject, you will identify your own work placement and will negotiate a work based project with your host employer and instance coordinator prior to commencement.  The themes of projects, enquiries and/or other work-based activities are individually tailored to your professional development needs and employer requirements.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Shipley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 90 CP (cognate) or 150 CP (non-cognate) and subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions By application only. Subject coordinators approval required for enrolment. Minimum WAM of 70% required. Eligible students are sent an email invitation to apply at the commencement of semester 1 and 2. Applications are made by completing the required forms made available via an LMS application site for this subject by week 8 in the semester preceding participation in the subject. Students are required to source their own placement and can obtain guidance from the subject application LMS site and from La Trobe Careers Service.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse theoretical perspectives relevant to the project/inquiry/work-based activities and demonstrate how they apply to work/practice

Activities:
Industry placement, project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Evaluate information that develops your approach to action planning and/or problem solving and critically reflect on the way in which engagement with others contributes to the development of your selected approaches

Activities:
Industry placement, Project and Learning Journa
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Provide a rationale for the development of projects, enquiries and/or other work-based activities that are designed to enhance or extend your work/practice, and share your ideas coherently with work/practice and academic audiences

Activities:
Industry placement, Project and Learning Journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Critically appraise the outcome of self and employer evaluation to identify your professional development achievements, employability outcomes and further professional development needs

Activities:
Industry placement, Reflective Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information Specialist WIL subject Coordinator to manually approve applicants

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Shipley

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 120.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via distance education.
"Telephone Discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Placement report (3500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One, individual Reflective Essay (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly Learning Journal Entry (equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One, individual Project Presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04