INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

SCI2INP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The industry placement provides students opportunities to consolidate knowledge and enhance skills developed throughout the course in addition to gaining perspectives and skills essential for employment in the industry. Practical experiences and application of scientific and business theory in a commercial agricultural environment will assist students to critically evaluate technical and generic aspects of the agricultural sector as required by employers and the broader industry. These include not only an understanding of seasonal and other agricultural processes necessary for human food production but also management, operational and administrative requirements of an enterprise. Students will be required to understand and demonstrate safe work practices, initiative and the capacity to work independently in a team environment. The placement will provide opportunities for students to create a portfolio that is relevant to a career in a rapidly changing industry.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings101 tips for graduates: a code of conduct for success and happiness in your professional life, revised ednRecommendedMorem, S 2010INFOBASE PUBLISHING, NEW YORK.
ReadingsDepartment of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria (http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/)RecommendedtbaOR SIMILAR PERTINENT TO THE STATE IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS UNDERTAKING PLACEMENT
ReadingsFair WorkRecommendedtbaHTTP://WWW.FAIRWORK.GOV.AU/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX
ReadingsHow to gain the professional edge: achieve the personal and professional image you wantRecommendedMorem, S 20052ND EDN, FERGUSON, NEW YORK.
ReadingsWorkSafe Victoria (http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/)RecommendedtbaOR SIMILAR PERTINENT TO THE STATE IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS UNDETAKING PLACEMENT

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and critically evaluate technical and generic skills in relation to those required by the employer and the broader industry

Activities:
The students will attend introductory tutorials outlining the requirements of this subject. By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the skills used.

02. Demonstrate safe work practices and an awareness of environmental and ethical issues

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the work practices and how they impact on the wider environment.

03. Demonstrate initiative; work independently and as a member of a team

Activities:
The employer will provide a report on these issues to both the student and staff coordinating the subject. It is expected that the student and employer will have discussed the performance of the student and vice versa and the student will complete reflections on these aspects in a journal.

04. Gather evidence of experiences and skills to create a career portfolio

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the skills and experience to further the students' career and to compile in a career portfolio.

05. Critically evaluate the enterprises organisational structure, management practices and operations in the context of the broader industry

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the effectiveness of the overall management of the enterprise. A presentation to the class is expected.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Week 08-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 08 - 21
One 25.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a minimum of 25 days work based learning (190 hours)"

Tutorial Week: 08 - 21
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (20 minutes including questions) (1000 words equivalent)20 04, 05
Unstructured Reflective journal (500 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Report (up to 2800 words)45 04, 05
Workplace Evaluation (completed by employer)15 01, 02, 03

Epping, 2018, Week 29-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 29 - 42
One 25.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a minimum of 25 days work based learning (190 hours)"

Tutorial Week: 29 - 42
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (20 minutes including questions) (1000 words equivalent)20 04, 05
Unstructured Reflective journal (500 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Report (up to 2800 words)45 04, 05
Workplace Evaluation (completed by employer)15 01, 02, 03