WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING PROGRAM

AGR1WIL

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This placement program has been developed to allow students from Agriculture and Animal and Veterinary Biosciences to extend their formal academic learning beyond the classroom. It aims to provide students with an opportunity to link theory with practice in a first year vocational subject. The subject allows students to bring their learning from the university into a work environment and test out their knowledge in a real world job. It brings together the expertise of industry partners and La Trobe University staff for the benefit of the student's professional development.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMathew Lewsey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: Bachelor of Animal & Veterinary Biosciences (SBAVB), Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (SBAG) or associated double degrees. Priority is given to students enrolled in SBAVB, for whom this subject is core. At the discretion of the Subject Coordinator, students from other course areas may be eligible to undertake the subject as an elective. Students must undertake placement preparation before placement commences (pre-placement modules). Placements are self sourced and must be confirmed 4 weeks prior to semester commencement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCareer Ready: Preparing for a Work PlacementPrescribedLTU Career Development CentreNA
ReadingsCareer Ready: Applying for JobsPrescribedLTU Career Development CentreNA
ReadingsCareer Ready: Finding a JobRecommendedLTU Career Development CentreNA
ReadingsCareer Ready: Creating a Career PathRecommendedLTU Career Developement CentreNA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply your problem solving skills when identifying 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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Identify your role within an on-site team during the work placement, and comprehend group dynamics on decision making, leadership and problem solving

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

03. Speak and write effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders

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

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

Activities:
Placement Workshop Reflective Journal
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Engage in independent learning and demonstrate self-awareness through active reflection

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

06. Identify innovative and sustainable best practice in the workplace

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,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 15-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3 hour face-to face workshop prior to the start of Semester."

Directed Reading Week: 27 - 28
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract)500 words15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal1,500 words30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3 hour face-to face workshop prior to the start of Semester."

Directed Reading
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract)500 words15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal1,500 words30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2017, Week 15-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Quota due to limited number of placements. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in SBAVB (core), then SBAG and associated double degrees.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 15 - 15
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3 hour face-to face workshop prior to the start of Semester."

Directed Reading Week: 27 - 28
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract)500 words15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal1,500 words30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2017, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Quota due to limited number of placements. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in SBAVB (core), then SBAG and associated double degrees.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Lewsey

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3 hour face-to face workshop prior to the start of Semester."

Directed Reading
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract)500 words15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal1,500 words30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06