units

ATS3059

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Elizabeth Hart

Synopsis

This unit provides the opportunity for students across a range of disciplines to participate in a workplace placement appropriate to their major. It offers a critical understanding of discipline-specific industry environments through the provision of practical work integrated learning. Students will participate in and contribute to a workplace setting and organisation relevant to their chosen discipline; have the opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge gained throughout the duration of their course with the practical skills necessary to successfully function in a relevant workplace setting; and begin to assemble a practical work portfolio that will assist them to find work and secure career advancement.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Quickly adapt to working in a discipline-specific professional environment.
  2. Consolidate an understanding of discipline-specific professional standards, methods, and practices.
  3. Apply and critically reflect upon knowledge gained across other study units.
  4. Assemble the beginnings of a discipline-specific practical folio for use in seeking employment and career advancement.
  5. Expand links and networks in their chosen industry.

Assessment

Learning contract(500 words): 10%
Portfolio(2000 words equivalent): 45%
Employer evaluation (Hurdle) pass/fail
Reflection piece(2000 words): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

1-2 hours of generic internship seminar/discussion plus 2 hours of discipline-specific seminar/discussion at the start and end of the semester to deal with expectations (of and from students), assessment, procedures, policies, etc.
The remainder of the time (approximately 12 hours per week across 10 weeks) will be spent on assessment tasks, participation in online discussion, assembling a portfolio, and engaging in internship activity.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 24 points in the relevant disciplinary stream and with permission of the Discipline Head.

Prohibitions