WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAM - SCIENCE, HEALTH & ENGINEERING

PSY3WPP

2015

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

This placement program has been developed to allow students from the College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) to extend their formal academic learning beyond the classroom. It aims to provide students across various course disciplines with an opportunity to synthesise their learnings in a final year vocational subject. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Specifically, this subject provides students with opportunities to creatively apply and adapt their skills to a real-world environment and network with employers. It brings together the expertise of industry partners and La Trobe University staff for the benefit of the students professional development.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarnie Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must receive approval from the Subject Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects PSY3PFP (Psychology Field Placement)

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions Students must be in at least their penultimate year of study at the time of application. For three year degrees this is equivalent to completion of 120 credit points, for a 4 year degree this is equivalent to completion of 240 credit points. This is a select entry subject. The Subject Coordinator must provide written approval before students can enrol. To be eligible to apply for this subject, students must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Students must submit a current academic transcript, resume and Expression of Interest form to be considered for this subject. There is a quota of 30 students per campus per semester.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical problem solving skills to identify issues that affect your organisation.

Activities:
Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Engage pro-actively with team members in team decision making and facilitates the achievement of project outcomes.

Activities:
Placement Workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Communicate effectively to a wide range of stakeholders using innovative resources as needed.

Activities:
Placement Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. Demonstrate an ability to interact effectively in the professional context with people from different backgrounds and understand issues of cultural and social diversity.

Activities:
Placement Workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Plan your independent learning and demonstrate self-awareness through active reflection

Activities:
Placement Workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Identify and apply innovative and sustainable practices in your workplace.

Activities:
Placement Workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Pilot subject - restricted to the number of placements that can be sourced Students to apply directly to the Subject Coordinator. Subject Coordinator will then send a list of successful applicants to Client Services to enrol

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarnie Long

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 45
One 100.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete 100 hour placement"

WorkShop Week: 45
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Directed Reading Week: 45
One 9.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"Nine hours of directed reading per study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x Online module quiz & 5 x weekly participation in online discussion topic, 1750 words35 02, 04, 05
1 x 2000 word Reflective Report30 02, 03, 04, 05
1 x 5 minute individual Online Presentation (plus questions)Student to submit presentation online25 01, 03, 06
1 x Employer EvaluationSupervisor in workplace to complete evaluation form that will focus on students employability skills10 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Pilot subject - restricted to the number of placements that can be sourced Students to apply directly to the Subject Coordinator. Subject Coordinator will then send a list of successful applicants to Client Services to enrol

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarnie Long

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 45
One 100.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete 100 hour placement"

WorkShop Week: 45
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Directed Reading Week: 45
One 9.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"Nine hours of directed reading per study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x Online module quiz & 5 x weekly participation in online discussion topic, 1750 words35 02, 04, 05
1 x 2000 word Reflective Report30 02, 03, 04, 05
1 x 5 minute individual Online Presentation (plus questions)Student to submit presentation online25 01, 03, 06
1 x Employer EvaluationSupervisor in workplace to complete evaluation form that will focus on students employability skills10 01, 02, 03, 04