ACCOUNTING WORK PLACEMENT

ACC3AWP

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and teamwork gained while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.  This includes presenting report findings via a formal business presentation and report writing for both professional and academic audiences.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ACC2CAD & ACC2CRE plus subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsBy 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required100

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsStudents may be requested to sign a confidentiality agreement if required by the host organization. This is normal business practice when confidential information is revealed to a consultant.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to apply disciplinary specific knowledge to the workplace.
02. Demonstrate an ability to interpret data/reports appropriate to the professional context and analyse and creatively solve complex accounting and business problems.
03. Engage in independent and reflective learning.
04. Illustrate an ability to interact effectively in the professional context with people from different backgrounds who possess a wide variety of skills sets.
05. Present an effective oral business presentation.
06. Provide evidence of your ability to write appropriately for a variety of professional and academic contexts.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 31 - 43
One 20.00 d 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO5

Individual Placement Report (2500 words) The 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, which is determined by the employer, student and LTU academic staff.

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual Reflective Journal Entries (1,000 words) Students are required to submit a reflective journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 31 - 43
One 20.00 d 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO5

Individual Placement Report (2500 words) The 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, which is determined by the employer, student and LTU academic staff.

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual Reflective Journal Entries (1,000 words) Students are required to submit a reflective journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 20.00 d industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO5

Individual Placement Report (2500 words) The 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, which is determined by the employer, student and LTU academic staff.

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual Reflective Journal Entries (1,000 words) Students are required to submit a reflective journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 20.00 d industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO5

Individual Placement Report (2500 words) The 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, which is determined by the employer, student and LTU academic staff.

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual Reflective Journal Entries (1,000 words) Students are required to submit a reflective journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 20.00 d industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO5

Individual Placement Report (2500 words) The 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, which is determined by the employer, student and LTU academic staff.

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual Reflective Journal Entries (1,000 words) Students are required to submit a reflective journal entry at the end of every week of their placement with an emphasis on reflective writing.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6