Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Industry Innovation Challenge provides you with an opportunity to develop a real-world solution to a real world challenge devised and developed in consultation with industry partners. You will work in a team to critically engage with industry challenges, identify barriers to best practice, and develop, design and test a creative solution. You will also have the opportunity to network with representatives from industry partners. Industry Innovation Challenge addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolCollege PVC (SHE) Office

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Holt

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must receive approval from the Subject Coordinator prior to enrolling in this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis is a select entry subject. The Subject Coordinator must provide written approval before students can enrol. Students must have completed at least 120 credit points before the time of application and have a third-year Elective available in their Study Plan. Students must have completed the Career Ready Orientation.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply critical problem-solving skills to identify issues and devise solutions to challenges that affect organisations or industries
02. Identify opportunities for innovation in an industry and develop strategies for implementing these innovations that includes consideration of risks and benefits
03. Demonstrate understanding of team dynamics, and how these impact decision-making and achievement of project outcomes.
04. Communicate effectively using innovative resources as needed
05. Demonstrate ability to interact effectively in professional contexts with people from different backgrounds showing understanding of issues of cultural and social diversity
06. Plan independent learning and demonstrate self-awareness through active reflection

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Winter semester, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Holt

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 27 - 28
One 35.00 h professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete an Industry Innovation Challenge (Max 35 Hours)"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 28
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"Directed reading and online activities"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 27
One 7.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Seven 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Two 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two individual online quizzes (20 mins each, 750 words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO5
Professional Portfolio (2500 words) Students create a Professional Portfolio which contains a mix of public and private elements such as a LinkedIn profile and career plan. Includes a reflection of their experience participating in the Challenge.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO6
Challenge Pitch Group Presentation (20 minutes equivalent 500 words each student) In teams, students present their solution to the Challenge to Industry Partner and University representatives who will assess the feasibility of the solution and quality of the presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Infographic (750 words equivalent) Students create an infographic identifying the key stakeholders of the challenge topic, and which summarises their key concerns as relevant to the challenge topic.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4