Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build upon operational and management material covered in the course of your Masters program. In particular the subject provides an opportunity to focus on the application of theoretical concepts to address workplace problems or development issues using problem-based enquiry and learning. You will identify your own work placement and will negotiate a work based project with your host employer and subject instance coordinator prior to commencement. The themes of projects, enquiries and/or other work-based activities are individually tailored to your professional development needs and employer requirements.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIndustry placement, project, learning journal and reflective essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed 90 credit points (cognate) or 150 credit points (non-cognate) and received Subject coordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesCoordinator to manually approve applicants

Special conditionsBy application only. Subject coordinators approval required for enrolment. Minimum WAM of 70% required. Eligible students are sent an email invitation to apply at the commencement of semester 1 and 2. Applications are made by completing the required forms made available via an LMS application site for this subject by week 8 in the semester preceding participation in the 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


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required120

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsThe student and host organisation are to complete the Work Based Learning Agreement. The agreement will cover any special terms and conditions required by the host organisation such as intellectual property, working with children’s check, police check or specific licences.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse theoretical perspectives relevant to the project/inquiry/work-based activities and demonstrate how they apply to work/practice
02. Evaluate information that develops your approach to action planning and/or problem solving and critically reflect on the way in which engagement with others contributes to the development of your selected approaches
03. Provide a rationale for the development of projects, enquiries and/or other work-based activities that are designed to enhance or extend your work/practice, and share your ideas coherently with work/practice and academic audiences
04. Critically appraise the outcome of self and employer evaluation to identify your professional development achievements, employability outcomes and further professional development needs

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size20

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 31 - 43
One 120.00 h 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.

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Telephone Discussion

SeminarWeek: 34 - 34
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 43 - 43
One 8.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Webinars in weeks 2,4,8 and 8


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One, individual Placement report 3500 words

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One, individual Reflective Essay 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Learning Journal Entry Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One, individual Project Presentation Equivalent to 1000 words

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4