LEGAL STUDIES WORKPLACE COMPETENCE
Credit points: 30
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
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
Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points of 2nd year LST subjects and LST3SLR or subject coordinator approval
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
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 2 - 7
One 150.00 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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.
One 1,000 word oral presentation
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|
One 1,000 word work plan
One 2,000 word reflective exercise
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6|
One 4,000 word project report
|Other||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7|