ACCOUNTING WORK PLACEMENT

ACC3AWP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This work integrated learning (WIL) subject allows you to extend your formal academic learning beyond the classroom. It provides a real world experience allowing you to bring your learning from University into the work place and test out your knowledge. The Accounting Work Placement brings together the expertise of industry partners and La Trobe University staff for the benefit of your professional development.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ACC2CAD & ACC2CRE plus subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions By application only. Subject coordinator approval required for enrolment. A minimum WAM of 65% is required. All eligible students are sent an email invitation to apply at the commencement of semester. Applications are made by completing the required forms made available via an LMS application site for this subject. Students are required to source their own placement and can obtain guidance from the subject application LMS site and from La Trobe Careers Service.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to apply disciplinary specific knowledge to the workplace.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate an ability to interpret data/reports appropriate to the professional context and analyse and creatively solve complex accounting and business problems.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Engage in independent and reflective learning.

Activities:
Students will consolidate their learning from the project undertaken via a document reflecting upon specified elements of their practicum experience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Illustrate an ability to interact effectively in the professional context with people from different backgrounds who possess a wide variety of skills sets.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Present an effective oral business presentation.

Activities:
Students will develop skills in presenting report findings via a formal business presentation to peers and industry partners.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Provide evidence of your ability to write appropriately for a variety of professional and academic contexts.

Activities:
Students will develop skills in writing reports for both professional and academic audiences based on their experience in the supervised work placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 02 - 07
One 20.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"100-120 hours of placement conducted off-site. Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-placement soft skills workshop prior to commencing their placement. The timing of this workshop will be arranged in consultation with students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Reflective Essay (1,000 words)The weekly reflective journal entries are incorporated into the Reflective Report which is prepared at the end of the placement.20 01, 03, 04, 06
Oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Placement supervisors are encouraged to attend the AWP presentation event and contribute to student feedback. All assessment is managed by La Trobe academic staff.20 05
Individual Placement Report (2,000 words)The Placement Report is prepared at the end of the placement and is based on either; (i) the student's role during the placement or (ii) a specific project they undertook during the placement. This is determined between the employer, student and La Trobe academic staff.50 01, 02, 04, 06
Individual Reflective Journal Entries (500 words)Students are required to submit a brief journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 20.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"100-120 hours of placement conducted off-site. Students are required to attend a mandatory soft skills session prior to commencing their placement. The timing of this workshop will be arranged in consultation with students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Reflective Essay (1,000 words)The weekly reflective journal entries are incorporated into the Reflective Report which is prepared at the end of the placement.20 01, 03, 04, 06
Oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Placement supervisors are encouraged to attend the AWP presentation event and contribute to student feedback. All assessment is managed by La Trobe academic staff.20 05
Individual Placement Report (2,000 words)The Placement Report is prepared at the end of the placement and is based on either; (i) the student's role during the placement or (ii) a specific project they undertook during the placement. This is determined between the employer, student and La Trobe academic staff.50 01, 02, 04, 06
Individual Reflective Journal Entries (500 words)Students are required to submit a brief journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Bendigo, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 02 - 07
One 20.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"100-120 hours of placement conducted off-site. Students are required to attend a mandatory soft skills workshop prior to commencing their placement. The timing of this workshop will be arranged in consultation with students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Reflective Essay (1,000 words)The weekly reflective journal entries are incorporated into the Reflective Report which is prepared at the end of the placement.20 01, 03, 04, 06
Oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Placement supervisors are encouraged to attend the AWP presentation event and contribute to student feedback. All assessment is managed by La Trobe academic staff.20 05
Individual Placement Report (2,000 words)The Placement Report is prepared at the end of the placement and is based on either; (i) the student's role during the placement or (ii) a specific project they undertook during the placement. This is determined between the employer, student and La Trobe academic staff.50 01, 02, 04, 06
Individual Reflective Journal Entries (500 words)Students are required to submit a brief journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 20.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"100-120 hours of placement conducted off-site. Students are required to attend a mandatory soft skills workshop prior to commencing their placement. The timing of this workshop will be arranged in consultation with students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Reflective Essay (1,000 words)The weekly reflective journal entries are incorporated into the Reflective Report which is prepared at the end of the placement.20 01, 03, 04, 06
Oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Placement supervisors are encouraged to attend the AWP presentation event and contribute to student feedback. All assessment is managed by La Trobe academic staff.20 05
Individual Placement Report (2,000 words)The Placement Report is prepared at the end of the placement and is based on either; (i) the student's role during the placement or (ii) a specific project they undertook during the placement. This is determined between the employer, student and La Trobe academic staff.50 01, 02, 04, 06
Individual Reflective Journal Entries (500 words)Students are required to submit a brief journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 02 - 07
One 20.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"100-120 hours of placement conducted off-site. Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-placement soft skills workshop prior to commencing their placement. The timing of this workshop will be arranged in consultation with students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Reflective Essay (1,000 words)The weekly reflective journal entries are incorporated into the Reflective Report which is prepared at the end of the placement.20 01, 03, 04, 06
Oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Placement supervisors are encouraged to attend the AWP presentation event and contribute to student feedback. All assessment is managed by La Trobe academic staff.20 05
Individual Placement Report (2,000 words)The Placement Report is prepared at the end of the placement and is based on either; (i) the student's role during the placement or (ii) a specific project they undertook during the placement. This is determined between the employer, student and La Trobe academic staff.50 01, 02, 04, 06
Individual Reflective Journal Entries (500 words)Students are required to submit a brief journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 06