BUSINESS WORK PLACEMENT
Credit points: 15
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
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
Prerequisites Students must have completed 90 credit points (cognate) or 150 credit points (non-cognate) and received Subject coordinators approval
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
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus
Maximum enrolment size20
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett
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.
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
One, individual Placement report 3500 words
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One, individual Reflective Essay 1500 words
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Weekly Learning Journal Entry Equivalent to 500 words
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One, individual Project Presentation Equivalent to 1000 words
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