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FIT2032 - Industry-based learning

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Mrs Sue Bedingfield/Dr John Betts


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Students on placement work full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22 week placement period at established partners of the industry based learning program (major global companies, leading Australian companies and worldwide consultancies). The students on placement are able to apply the knowledge and skills developed in their academic units, develop their communication, time management and customer service skills in business situations, experience the corporate environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.


At the end of this unit students will have a basic understanding of the application of information technology in meeting business needs in terms of effective communication, measurable deliverables, meeting target dates and producing quality output.

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. set achievable and measurable goals;
  2. apply what was learnt in prior Bachelor of Business Information Systems classroom studies in real work situations;
  3. develop initiative, communication, interpersonal 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 particularly in the mid-placement evaluation;
  7. complete business tasks, participate in work teams, comply with the norms and rules of the industry partner, recognise personal strengths and weaknesses particularly after feedback from industry supervisors, cooperate within groups, and adopt and practise professional ethics that influence work behaviour; and
  8. practice information technology, oral and written skills in a complex, corporate business environment including local and international business phone calls, business emails, business process modelling, operating software applications quickly and accurately, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and the development of new software.


Mid placement performance: 20%
End placement performance: 30%
Oral presentation: 25%
Written reports: 25%

Contact hours

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


Only available to local students accepted into the Bachelor of Business Information Systems industry based learning stream at Clayton campus. At least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards a Bachelor of Business Information Systems Degree.

FIT1002, FIT1013 and FIT2035.



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