This Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course provides an opportunity to experience the workplace and involves completion of a set of work activities under the guidance and supervision of an academic supervisor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an industry supervisor from the partner organisation. You should apply knowledge and skills gained throughout your university studies into the industry and/or profession. You must perform satisfactorily in all assessment tasks and complete a minimum 96 hours of vocational placement to pass this course.
|Placement – Weekly (one day) placement in an industry host business||96hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
|Placement – Weekly (one day) placement with an industry host business ordinarily. Can be negotiated between host and USC.||96hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Apply theoretical knowledge to practical and professional situations.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Participate and reflect on the culture and professional expectations of the workplace and industry.||Ethical|
|3||Reflect on the relationship between the internship and your growth as a professional practitioner and develop improvement strategies.||Creative and critical thinker|
|4||Collaborate with responsibility and accountability with an industry partner to design, coordinate and implement a project or complete work activities.||Engaged|
|5||Demonstrate effective communication skills in project management, problem solving, and presentation.||Engaged|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Successful completion of 192 units. Permission is required for enrolment - please contact the Course Coordinator.
BUS331, CMN312, ENT311, CMN316 and CMN313
Limited Grading (PNP)
Early feedback will be provided within Task 1.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 2||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 6||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece||Individual||
10 minute presentation of choice
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||4||Code of Conduct||Individual||
|Refer to Format||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Placement Plan|
In the assessment task, you will submit a placement plan to outline your placements goals and objectives as well as an account of your responsibilities and expectations.
Develop a proposal for your Placement that is structured to allow for the successful achievement of both your goals and those of the host organisation within the available 96 hours of the placement. This is a written plan outlining the responsibilities, expectations and evaluation mechanisms associated with your placement using appropriate academic citation where required.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Reflective Essay|
In this assessment piece you will: 1) enhance your understanding of Employment and Employability and the differences between the two; 2) reflect upon the workplace culture within your placement workplace and explain how it does or does not align with your expectations; 3) discuss any challenges you faced during your placement and detail how you dealt with them; 4) discuss two theories learned in your studies and explain how they do or do not apply to practice in your chosen career; and 4) explain what more you can do to prepare yourself to work in your chosen career.
A written essay inclusive of relevant citations and the use of headings to guide the reader.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Professional Standard Placement Presentation|
In this assessment task, you will present an overview of the actual Placement experience in comparison to your initial Placement Plan. You will showcase the outcome of your placement and explain how you went about achieving your outcome.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece|
Produce a professional standard presentation of your choice reflecting on the actual placement experience as it compares or contrasts with your initial Placement Plan. Showcase the outcomes of your placement and explain how you went about achieving them.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Placement Performance|
This task enables you to become familiar with the code of conduct for your discipline and work within its guidelines during a work integrated learning (WIL) experience.
|Product:||Code of Conduct|
During your WIL experience you are required to complete 96 hours of work experience (the equivalent of 12 x 8-hour days). To be eligible to pass, you are required to complete the placement satisfactorily. See Canvas for your discipline specific Code of Conduct.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
May vary depending on the nature of the industry placement Placement proposal negotiation and discussion prior to week 1 Students must register and attend one of the two pre-placement orientation workshops held in O Week.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
You must contact your Course Coordinator and provide the required documentation if you require an extension or alternate assessment.
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