WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING PROGRAM

AGR2WIL

2019

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 second 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-ordinatorGary Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBAG or SBAVB or LZCAG or associated double degrees

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects AGR1WIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must undertake placement preparation before placement commences (pre-placement modules). Placements are self-sourced and must be confirmed 4 weeks prior to placement.

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 Development CentreNA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply problem solving skills when issues affecting organization are identified

Activities:
Placement

02. Identify roles within work teams and comprehend group dynamics in decision making, leadership and problem solving.

Activities:
Placement, Workshop, Modules

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

Activities:
Placement, Workshop, Modules

04. Interact effectively in professional contexts with people from different backgrounds to show understanding of cultural and social diversity.

Activities:
Placement, Workshop, Reflective Journal

05. Communicate effectively using innovative resources.

Activities:
Placement, Workshop, Modules

06. Identify innovative and sustainable best practice in the workplace.

Activities:
Placement

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 11-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Places should be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis Places should be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 11
One 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1.5 hour face-to face workshop. Focuses on sourcing placement and preparation of CV / cover letter."

Directed Reading Week: 11 - 30
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 30 and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 30
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 12
One 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1.5 hour face-toface workshop. Focuses on work placement expectations."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter (1,500-words equivalent)2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract) (500-words equivalent)15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal (1,500-words equivalent)30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation (1,000-words equivalent)10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Week 31-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Places should be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis Places should be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Lewsey

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 31
One 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1.5 hour face-to face workshop. Focuses on sourcing placement and preparation of CV / cover letter."

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 51
One 4.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 51 and delivered via online.
"4 hours of directed reading per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 48 - 51
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 class equals 70 hours of placement "

WorkShop Week: 32 - 32
One 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A workshop will be held prior to placement period. Focuses on work placement expectations."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Resume & Cover Letter (1,500-words equivalent)2 page resume, 1 page cover letter20 03
Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract) (500-words equivalent)15 01, 03, 06
Reflective Journal (1,500-words equivalent)30 02, 03, 05
Video Presentation (1,000-words equivalent)10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06