ENVIRONMENTAL WORK PLACEMENT

WEM3WP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The Environmental Management Work Placement subject is a capstone experience where students have the opportunity to realise and demonstrate understanding and skills of the discipline in a professional workplace setting. Students will be assigned to a workplace within the environmental industry. They will perform normal duties as part of a workplace  team within that industry. In addition, students will complete a project related to the workplace. It is envisaged that through their work placement and in the completion of a project students will be able to reflect on what they have learned during their studies for the degree and also demonstrate a professional accumen.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Operate effectively according to the requirements of a workplace by contributing to the productivity of the organisation, in collaboration with work colleagues and through independent initiative.

Activities:
Carry out assigned duties within a workplace in either in collaboration with other team workers or independently as required by their work supervisor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. In collaboration with other colleagues and with some guidance from the university and workplace supervisors, investigate an authentic environmental management issue and apply skills and knowledge in a professional work environment.

Activities:
Research and investigate an authentic problem associated with the unique contribution of the workplace organisation to environmental management.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Research and critically evaluate relevant information pertaining to an investigation of an environmental management issue.

Activities:
Independently and with direction research and evaluate information that pertains to an authentic environmental management problem. Write a project preview and make an oral presentation associated with their work experience and the investigation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Examine the structure of a workplace organisation and critically evaluate the responsibility of the organisation in the broader environmental management framework.

Activities:
Maintain a logbook of their work experience, write a project appraisal of their work experience and investigation and make an oral presentation at the conclusion of their workplacement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Appraise the importance of teamwork and ethical conduct in a workplace setting as they apply to environmental management.

Activities:
Carry out online activities associated with teamwork and ethics. Write a project appraisal of their work experience and make an oral presentation at the conclusion of their work placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.5 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contribution to class discussion group5 02, 04
Workplace and University Supervisors final assessment25 01, 02, 03, 04
Project appraisal and workplace written reflection (approx. 2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Oral presentation15 04
Non-placement written modules (teamwork, ethical practice)20 05