FIT3045 - Industry-based learning - 2018

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Stephen Huxford

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Available to students in all undergraduate degrees of the Faculty of IT who have been accepted into the Industry Based Learning program with at least 72 credit points including 60 FIT or MAT credit points.

Prerequisite units: One of FIT1045, FIT1053, FIT1048, FIT1051 or ENG1003.

In addition prerequisite units for C2001 BCS and C2000 BInfoTech students: FIT1049 or equivalent

In addition for C2000 BInfoTech students completing the Business Information Systems major: FIT1013

For students enrolled in courses:

3333 BBIS prerequisite units are: (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT1013 and FIT2003.

2770 BSE, 2380 BCS and 3334 BITS prerequisite units are: (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT2003.




Students on placement participate full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22-week placement period at established partners of the Faculty of IT industry based learning program including major global companies, leading Australian companies and worldwide consultancies. The students on placement apply the knowledge, skills and practices of professional attitudes and behaviour developed in their academic units. They develop communication, time management, self-reflection and customer service skills in business situations, experience and participate professionally in the corporate environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. set achievable and measurable goals;
  2. identify useful theoretical knowledge that has been covered in prior coursework and knowledge that has not yet been covered;
  3. develop and practice professional skills and attitudes including: initiative, communication, time-management and teamwork skills in a business environment;
  4. develop solutions to business problems using information technology and other techniques;
  5. prepare documentation and written reports of a professional standard;
  6. address performance improvement opportunities identified by industry supervisors and self-assess opportunities for personal development;
  7. develop information technology skills (such as business process modelling, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and developing new software) in a complex, corporate business environment.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Students on placement are deployed full-time for 22 weeks with the industry partners of the Faculty of IT industry-based learning program in a graduate level role within the company.

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