ADVANCED INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

SCI3AIP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This extended industry placement subject provides students with opportunities to develop their technical/applied, discipline specific and professional skills with the aim to enhance their career prospects. Students will be responsible for identifying a suitable work placement prior to the semester with support of the Subject Coordinator and online materials. Industry experience can be gained in Australia or overseas for most disciplines. Students will conduct a course-related original project, in an appropriate format that demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills relevant to the sector. Students will identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant contexts and work-settings. Students will be encouraged via self-awareness to evaluate their strengths required to facilitate a future role in their chosen career, develop curriculum vitae and resumes, create a professional digital profile via platforms like Linkedin, understanding industry and professional networks and develop interview skills. These skills will be concomitantly articulated alongside a detailed career plan.


SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings101 tips for graduates: a code of conduct for successRecommendedMorem, S 2010INFOBASE PUBLISHING, NEW YORK.
ReadingsDepartment of Environment and Primary IndustriesRecommendedTBCOR SIMILAR PERTINENT TO THE STATE IN WHICH
ReadingsFair WorkRecommendedTBCHTTP://WWW.FAIRWORK. GOV.AU/PAGES/DEFAULT.
ReadingsHow to gain the professional edge: achieve the personalRecommendedMorem, S 20052ND EDN, FERGUSON, NEW YORK.
ReadingsWorkSafe Victoria (http:// www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/)RecommendedTBCOR SIMILAR PERTINENT TO THE STATE IN WHICH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate effectively to a wide range of stakeholders.

Activities:
The students will undertake a suite of self-scheduled online exercises that enable them to identify their professional skills and strengths and articulate them to future employers. A career plan will be written and digital profile developed on a suitable web based platform. A professional curriculum vitae (resume) will be prepared for use by students on the successful completion of their studies. These processes will assist with identifying industry placement opportunities.

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

Activities:
The student will develop a career portfolio which identifies and provides evidence of the experience, skills and knowledge gained through the work experience. This portfolio will be presented to the industry partner and the industry partner will be asked to comment.

03. Apply problem-solving skills and knowledge to common work place issues and show initiative in finding potential solutions.

Activities:
The student will identify an area for improvement in the work placement that could be addressed to optimize the practice. Once the student has identified this area/issue, the student will gain subject coordinator approval for investigating the area/issue and will produce a report which analyses the problem and suggests a potential solution.

04. Demonstrate safe work practices and an awareness of environmental and ethical issues and apply these in a workplace setting.

Activities:
Demonstrated through keeping of a journal the student will identify any workplace OHS policies and procedures and ensure that these are implemented.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 50.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a minimum of 50 days work based learning (380 hours)"

Professional Development Programs Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students undertake online tasks to evidence their career profile."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview presentation (10 minutes including questions) (500-words equivalent)Student will develop a set of interview questions and answers for a theoretical position. Student will produce a video or MP4 recording answering the proposed questions.10 02
Career portfolio (500-words equivalent)This work will outline the student's career objectives and articulate strengths. Supporting documents such as the student's curriculum vitae and resumes, professional digital profile and identification of industry and professional networks.10 01, 02, 04
Written report (up to 500-words)Evidencing work placement skills, knowledge, experience and OHS policy/procedures. The student will keep a journal over the placement. Students will write a report which identifies and evidences the experience, skills and knowledge gained through the work experience based on the journals inputs. This report will be presented to the industry partner and the industry partner will be asked to comment and ap20 01, 02, 04
Project report (2,500-words)This project should be in an appropriate format that demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills relevant to the sector The student will work with the subject coordinator to identify an area for improvement in the placement that could be addressed to optimize practice. The student will report an original project that identifies an industry problem and undertakes problem-solving skills to r60 01, 03

Epping, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 50.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a minimum of 50 days work based learning (380 hours)"

Professional Development Programs Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students undertake online tasks to evidence"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview presentation (10 minutes including questions) (500-words equivalent)Student will develop a set of interview questions and answers for a theoretical position. Student will produce a video or MP4 recording answering the proposed questions.10 02
Career portfolio (500-words equivalent)This work will outline the student's career objectives and articulate strengths. Supporting documents such as the student's curriculum vitae and resumes, professional digital profile and identification of industry and professional networks.10 01, 02, 04
Written report (up to 500-words)Evidencing work placement skills, knowledge, experience and OHS policy/procedures. The student will keep a journal over the placement. Students will write a report which identifies and evidences the experience, skills and knowledge gained through the work experience based on the journals inputs. This report will be presented to the industry partner and the industry partner will be asked to comment and ap20 01, 02, 04
Project report (2,500-words)This project should be in an appropriate format that demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills relevant to the sector The student will work with the subject coordinator to identify an area for improvement in the placement that could be addressed to optimize practice. The student will report an original project that identifies an industry problem and undertakes problem-solving skills to r60 01, 03