Overview

This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply and build upon knowledge and skills developed during their studies in a workplace setting. The unit prepares students for transition to professional practice and careers in the current and future world of work. Students will engage in and recognise and reflect on professional, ethical, sustainable, and inclusive practices in their workplace. This unit will support the development of students' professional knowledge, capabilities and career management through observation, participation, and reflection in a range of work integrated learning tasks and assessments.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Summer
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
02-January-2024
11-February-2024
Last self-enrolment date
02-January-2024
Census date
12-January-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
02-February-2024
Results released date
27-February-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Winter
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
17-June-2024
28-July-2024
Last self-enrolment date
17-June-2024
Census date
28-June-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-July-2024
Results released date
13-August-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply university learnings and disciplinary knowledge and reflect on their use in a workplace setting
  • Negotiate work integrated learning goals and objectives that are relevant to your discipline and workplace expectations
  • Demonstrate foundational workplace capabilities, professionalism and ethical and inclusive practices
  • Reflect on work, self-management, and learning throughout the internship for improved practice and career development
  • Reflect on industry feedback for improved practice and career development

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
Lecture
2.00 1 week 2
Live Online
Class
1.00 5 weeks 5
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.50 12 weeks 18
Placement
Placement
10.00 12 weeks 120
TOTAL145

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Learning PlanIndividual 10 - 20% 
ReflectionIndividual 40 - 50% 1,3,4,5 
Reflective PieceIndividual 30 - 40% 1,3,4,5 

Content

This unit provides supported work-based learning in a real-world context and the objectives of this unit are educational, not commercial.  Students will be situated in a workplace setting and be supported by an industry superviosr and academic teaching and supervision.  

Students will:

  • be supported to contribute knowledge, skills and practices from their university studies into a professional context relevant to their disciplinary course of study. 
  • required to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between academic knowledge, practical application and critically reflect on this professional experience in relation to future practice and career

Topics for the unit comprise:

  • Planning for learning and career
  • Professional reflective practice
  • Ethical, sustainable, and inclusive professional practice
  • Professional networking
  • Planning for professional future and career

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.