6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus)
Students must have completed 96 credit points and have a minimum WAM of 55 or above.
Work experience unit - minimum 40 working days for work placement.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, and to gain first-hand experience working in an area of specialty in which they want to pursue after graduation. It is aimed at consolidating and extending on specific discipline skills associated with the course through experiential learning.
The work experience program involves completion of a minimum of 40 working days placement integrating academic learning, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organisations, workplace culture and career pathways.
The placement includes pre and in placement activities designed to introduce skills for developing, identifying and articulating employability skills and attributes and linking them to employer requirements.
On completion of the unit, students will have gained professional experience, and reflected and applied their academic knowledge to work assignments/situations. They will also have enhanced employability skills including communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving, organisational and time-management, and professional development.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- communicate effectively in a professional manner in a workplace and interact with a wide range of people, including working in teams
- produce original and innovative work solutions that demonstrates application of critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills
- identify and articulate knowledge, skills and apply them to relevant organisational project and work settings
- demonstrate leadership skills and initiative.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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