Faculty of Information Technology
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
Students are introduced to the practical environment where theory of information management and systems is applied and helps prepare students for entry into the professional workplace. Through a fieldwork placement, students gain in-depth understanding of information agencies and the organisational environment in which they operate. It encourages analysis of links between theoretical concepts of information management, knowledge management and systems, to professional practice in the workplace. The unit evaluates issues in information management and information systems currently identified by practitioners, managers, researchers, organisations, and academics as being of professional concern.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Presentation on Professional Placement: 25%; Participation in Seminar and Discussion Forum: 25%; Professional Practice Research Project: 50%; Supervised professional placement and host supervisor's report (PGO grade)
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:
(c.) Additional requirements (all students):
See also Unit timetable information
Only available to
+ students in the Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management
+ students in the Archives and recordkeeping or the Library and information science areas of study in the MBIS or MBIS Professional.
+ students in the Library, archival and recordkeeping systems specialisation or the Corporate information and knowledge management specialisation in the MBIS or MBIS Professional.
The unit is to be undertaken after 24 credit points from the GDIKM or the relevant MBIS professional tracks or areas of study have been completed.