Not currently offered

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 first 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-ordinatorMathew Lewsey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBAVB or associated double degrees


Incompatible subjects AGR2WIL

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 semester commencement.


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 Developement CentreNA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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


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

Placement Workshop Modules

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

Placement Workshop Modules

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

Placement Workshop Reflective Journal

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

Placement Workshop Modules

06. Identify innovative and sustainable best practice in the workplace


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