INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

SCI2INP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The industry placement provides students opportunities to consolidate knowledge and enhance skills developed throughout the course in addition to gaining perspectives and skills essential for employment in the industry. Practical experiences and application of scientific and business theory in a commercial agricultural environment will assist students to critically evaluate technical and generic aspects of the agricultural sector as required by employers and the broader industry. These include not only an understanding of seasonal and other agricultural processes necessary for human food production but also management, operational and administrative requirements of an enterprise. Students will be required to understand and demonstrate safe work practices, initiative and the capacity to work independently in a team environment. The placement will provide opportunities for students to create a portfolio that is relevant to a career in a rapidly changing industry.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings101 Tips for graduates: a code of conduct for success and happiness in your professional life, revised ednRecommendedMorem, S 2010INFOBASE PUBLISHING, NEW YORK.
ReadingsFair WorkRecommendedTo be checked during the year and semester of applicable placement to ensure access to current informationHTTP://WWW.FAIRWORK.GOV.AU/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX
ReadingsTwenty-foot fall averts fatality from massive hydrogen sulfide exposureRecommendedGabbay, D.S., De Roos, F., and Perrone, J., 2001The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20 (2), 141#144
ReadingsSevere hydrogen sulfide exposure in a working adolescent.RecommendedNikkanen, H.E. and Burns, M.M., 2004Pediatrics, 113, 927-929
ReadingsHow to gain the professional edge: achieve the personalRecommendedMorem, S 20052ND EDN, FERGUSON,
ReadingsWork-related maritime fatalities.RecommendedO'Connor, P.J. and O'Connor, N., 2006Accident Analysis and Prevention, 38, 737-741.
ReadingsWorkSafe Victoria (http:// www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/)RecommendedTo be checked during the year and semester of applicable placement to ensure access to current informationSeek equivalent authority of conducting placement interstate or overseas

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and critically evaluate technical and generic skills in relation to those required by the employer and the broader industry

Activities:
The students will attend introductory tutorials (face to face or via Zoom software) that outline the requirements of this subject. By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the skills used.

02. Demonstrate safe work practices and an awareness of environmental and ethical issues

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the work practices and how they impact on the wider environment.

03. Work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team

Activities:
The employer will provide a report on these issues to both the student and staff coordinating the subject. It is expected that the student and employer will have discussed the performance of the student and vice versa and the student will complete reflections on these aspects in a journal.

04. Prepare and arrange evidence of experiences and skills to create a career portfolio

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the applicability of the skills and experience to further the students' career and to compile in a career portfolio.

05. Critically evaluate the organisational structure, management practices and operations in the context of the broader industry

Activities:
By use of a journal, observations and questioning, a report will be prepared on the effectiveness of the overall management of the enterprise. A presentation to the class is expected.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a minimum of 25 days work based learning (190 hours)"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Face to Face and via Zoom"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (20 minutes including questions) (1000 words equivalent)20 04, 05
Unstructured Reflective journal ( 900-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Report (up to 2000 words)45 04, 05
Workplace Performance (600-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03

Epping, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 25.0 days 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.
"Students undertake a minimum of 25 days work based learning (190 hours)"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Face to Face and via Zoom"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (20 minutes including questions) (1000 words equivalent)20 04, 05
Unstructured Reflective journal ( 900-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Report (up to 2000 words)45 04, 05
Workplace Performance (600-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03