LEGAL STUDIES WORKPLACE COMPETENCE

LST3LWC

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is an elective for students majoring in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies and Bachelor of Criminology students. It is designed to enable students to undertake self-sourced placements with an organisation of their choice; undertake an internship through an affiliated workplace program; or complete an international placement. During placement, under the guidance of the subject coordinator and workplace supervisor, students design and complete a project of value to the workplace. The projects demonstrate each student's competence in the skills and knowledge they have developed through the CJLS major or Criminology Degree. Prior to placement, students attend workshops to support seeking and completing a placement successfully, both for academic credit and future employability. Placement hours may range from 120-250 hours. On completion, students will have successfully developed their job seeking skills and professional conduct. Students exercise skills in ongoing, self-developmental workplace practice through reflective learning.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWriting up project report. Researching, preparing and writing the project report. Students will reflect on the benefit of lifelong learning in understanding future trends, issues and debates in Legal Studies as they relate to the social world represented by their workplace for their reflective essays and presentations. Explaining their workplace experience and summarising their project in a Legal Studies context for their presentation and reflective essay. Creating work plan with work place supervisor; small group excerises within seminars; work place activity during placement; creating project within a team workplace environment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points of 2nd year LST subjects and LST3SLR or subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesSubject coordinator will determine eligibility based on academic merit and suitability of work placement.

Special conditionsThe durations of placement hours ranges from 150-250 hours depending on the agreement with individual organisations. 250 hours is the upper limit and applies to specialised placement programmes.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required120 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to relevant issues in legal studies
02. Evaluate diverse positions/ arguments pertaining to a problem in Legal Studies
03. Present a brief and persuasive argument in Legal Studies
04. Present a sustained and complex written argument in Legal Studies.
05. Produce an original, well researched response to a problem in Legal Studies
06. Recognise the benefit of lifelong learning to understanding future trends, issues and debates in Legal Studies
07. Summarise research and arguments on a relevant topic in Legal Studies
08. Work effectively in groups as a group member and/ or leader

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 150.00 h industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
Please note that the duration of placements range between 150-250 hours depending on the agreement with individual organisations. 250 hours is the upper limit and applies to a specialised placement program.

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 30 - 42
Five 4.00 h supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
These times are to allow students to liaise with prospective workplaces and the subject coordinator.

SeminarWeek: 2 - 7
Four 3.00 h seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
These will be held prior to placement.

SeminarWeek: 2 - 7
One 4.00 h seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
This will be held after the placement has occurred.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000 word oral presentation

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

One 1,000 word work plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO8

One 2,000 word reflective exercise

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

One 4,000 word project report

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

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

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 150.00 h industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
Please note that the duration of placements range between 150-250 hours depending on the agreement with individual organisations. 250 hours is the upper limit and applies to a specialised placement program.

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 30 - 42
Five 4.00 h supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
These times are to allow students to liaise with prospective workplaces and the subject coordinator.

SeminarWeek: 2 - 7
Four 3.00 h seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
These will be held prior to placement.

SeminarWeek: 2 - 7
One 4.00 h seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
This will be held after the placement has occurred.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000 word oral presentation

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

One 1,000 word work plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO8

One 2,000 word reflective exercise

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

One 4,000 word project report

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7