Course Coordinator:Christopher Henderson (Chender1@usc.edu.au) School:School of Science, Technology and Engineering
UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
In this course you will apply and extend the skills and knowledge you developed through class-based learning in a work placement, industry-based project, or extended workplace simulation related to your discipline and career aspirations. Over 96 hours of structured and supervised activities you will proactively prepare for and undertake a range of discipline related duties in a work setting, develop new professional competencies and relationships, and record and reflect on your experience to enhance your employability and prepare you for professional practice
|Placement – Supervised placement||96hrs||Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||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||Identify, construct and apply personal and professional discipline specific competencies appropriate to your workplace setting.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Critically reflect on the application and acquisition of your related discipline specific knowledge and skills in the workplace environment.||
Creative and critical thinker
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
This course can only be undertaken in the final year of your degree and requires course coordinator permission. It is assumed that you would have considered or identified an area of interest in which to undertake your placement that will advance your body of knowledge and skills.
Limited Grading (PNP)
Assessment items 1a, 1b and 1c may be emailed to the Course Coordinator at any time for feedback prior to submission as advised in the pre- placement meeting.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Professional||Individual||
Max. 5 pages
|Week 13||Online Submission|
The host supervisor will provide a report on your placement performance.
|Refer to Format||Online Submission|
Completed Hours Log - 5pm Friday of week 13 of semester or week 8 of the session.
|Refer to Format||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Updated CV|
Demonstrate the skills that have been completed while on placement in the form of an updated CV.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
A CV can take many forms, however it must be reflective of the discipline you are working in and be to a professional standard.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Supervisor report|
To reflect on constructive feedback from host organisation supervisor
The supervisor report is available on Canvas. The student is required to send to their direct supervisor to fill out and then submit to Canvas or email to the course coordinator Submit: 5pm Friday of week 13 of semester or week 8 of the session.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Submission of Hours Log and Student Placement Code of Conduct|
This task enables you to become familiar with and demonstrate the requisite professionalbehaviours captured in the Code of Conduct for your discipline and work environment.
Submit: 5pm Friday of week 13 of semester or week 8 of the session. Hours log (template provided), signed by the placement supervisor
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. 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.
Each placement has inherent requirements that may be specified by the host organisation and/or USC to enable you to undertake placement. Please check with your host supervisor or course coordinator prior to placement commencement. Requirements may include but are not restricted to: construction card, PPE, criminal history check, Hepatitis B vaccination, CPR, current first aid certificate and Blue Card. Working with children check:- If you are required by your host organisation to have a current Blue Card please apply for a Blue Card with the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian via TechOpsWil@usc.edu.au. Receipt of a Blue card indicates that you have passed a working with children check in the state of Queensland, and are eligible to be allocated to placements that involve working with children. You are encouraged to apply for Blue Cards early in the semester preceding the placement so that you are in receipt of your Blue Card prior to the placement Evidence of immunisation:- If you are required to be immunised for your placement you will need to provide evidence of immunisation (or conscientious objection to vaccination) to Hepatitis B or other required vaccinations. Students holding current evidence of immunisation do not need to be vaccinated again. If you need additional vaccinations, you are encouraged to commence inoculation processes as early as possible to allow sufficient time to complete all vaccinations in a course. For example, the entire Hepatitis B schedule takes 3 months to complete. Because some placements will request additional vaccinations, students are recommended to provide evidence of immunisation status for vaccinations in the current Australian immunisation schedule. Students seeking placements in health care settings (now or future) are recommended to comply with the organisation’s vaccination schedule. Queensland Health reserves the right to refuse entry to placement sites to students with incomplete immunisation status or records
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.
Limited Graded Course: This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy of the USC. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
You must contact your Course Coordinator and provide the required documentation if you require an extension or alternate assessment.
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