WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING PROGRAM

AGR2WIL

2021

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR1WIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Career Ready: Finding a Job

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Career Ready: Creating a Career Path

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Career Ready: Preparing for a Work Placement

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Career Ready: Applying for Jobs

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required70 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
03. Speak and write effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders.
04. Interact effectively in professional contexts with people from different backgrounds to show understanding of cultural and social diversity.
05. Communicate effectively using innovative resources.
06. Identify innovative and sustainable best practice in the workplace.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 11-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 11 - 30
One 4.00 h 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 SiteWeek: 27 - 30
One 70.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 12 - 12
One 1.50 h 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-to face workshop. Focuses on work placement expectations.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 11
One 1.50 h 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Resume & Cover Letter (1,500-words equivalent). 2 page resume, 1 page cover letter

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3

Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract) (500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflective Journal (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Video Presentation (1,000-words equivalent)10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Lewsey

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 51
One 4.00 h 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 SiteWeek: 48 - 51
One 70.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.50 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 32
One 1.50 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Resume & Cover Letter (1,500-words equivalent). 2 page resume, 1 page cover letter

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3

Pre Placement Essay (incorporating Placement Contract) (500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflective Journal (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Video Presentation (1,000-words equivalent)10 minutes total. 5 minutes onsite during placement, 5 minutes offsite placement summary

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6