CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship
Postgraduate ICT Internship
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General Information

Overview

Undertaking an internship or work-integrated learning (WIL) provides you with experiences to advance your work readiness and opportunities to demonstrate your skills in your chosen discipline while working in an authentic environment. During the internship, you will put into practice the knowledge and skills you have gained while studying your discipline units. You will reflect on your developing practical skills and your learning experiences in the context of WIL, while also putting into practice your soft skills including teamwork and communication. You will spend ten weeks with your internship host during your last term and the remaining three weeks on campus.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: You must have completed all units in your course except this one and passed all those units on the first attempt. Anti-requisites: COIT20254, COIT20265, COIT20272 or COIT20273.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say survey

Feedback

More Zoom meeitngs

Recommendation

More Zoom meetings have been planned and will be held in the vacation week (Internship students do not have this break) Week 7 and Week 9.

Feedback from Self reflection

Feedback

Assessment strategy

Recommendation

Review the number of assessments and consider amalgamating the final report with the reflective portfolio.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment
  2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline
  3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace
  4. Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills related both to your discipline and workplace experience.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Technical specialism (TECH)
  • IT Management (ITMG)
  • Methods and tools (METL)
  • Application support (ASUP)
  • Problem management (PBMG)
  • Learning and development management (ETMG)
  • Professional development (PDSV)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to Microsoft software such as PowerPoint, MS Project and Visio
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Marilyn Wells Unit Coordinator
m.wells@cqu.edu.au
Rahat Hossain Unit Coordinator
m.hossain@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend online Zoom meeting with unit coordinator. Link to be posted on COIT20276 Moodle website. This session will discuss assessment requirements  for the term.

When: Friday 13th March 2020 5pm (QLD); 6pm (NSW, VIC,)

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Submit Assessment Part 1: Overview of Host organisation and description of your tasks.

Due Friday  3rd April 2020 at 6pm. (QLD); 7pm (NSW, VIC)

* Daylight savings ends 5th April 2020

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Optional Attend online Zoom meeting with unit coordinator. Link to be posted on COIT20276 Moodle website. This is a "drop-in" session in case you have some questions.

When: Friday 1st May 2020 5pm (QLD, NSW, VIC).

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement.

Unit Coordinator will open "Choices" in Moodle to enable you to select your preferred presentation time. Note: Each campus will have its own "Choice" and separate day.

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation as per training agreement

NOTE: This is the last week of your internship unless specific arrangements have been made.

Attend online Zoom meeting with unit coordinator. Link to be posted on COIT20276 Moodle website. This session will discuss the presentation format for Week 11.

When: Friday 22nd May 2020 5pm (QLD, NSW, VIC).

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2: Presentation of your learning experiences while at the host organisation.

Due as per arrangements with unit coordinator and face-to-face presentation on campus.

Submission of presentation documentation due 29th May 2020 6pm (QLD, NSW, VIC)

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

 

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3: Reflective Internship Report

Due Friday  12th June 2020 at 6pm. (QLD, NSW, VIC)

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Marilyn Wells

Location: Rockhampton North

Phone: +617 4923 2758

Email: m.wells@cqu.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Internship Assessments and Presentation

Task Description

All assessments in this unit are PASS/FAIL. However, the marking criteria does contain marks so that you can evaluate your performance throughout this unit.

Upload formats are: MS Word, MS PowerPoint or PDF. Please see Moodle site for details.

Zipped files will receive ZERO marks. Images pasted into documents is not acceptable and will receive ZERO marks. For example an image of your portfolio pasted into your final report, instead of printing to PDF as instructed is not acceptable.

This assessment consists of four components: an overview of your host organisation and a description of your tasks, a presentation based on your learning journey, a reflective internship report (including Mahara ePortfolio) and feedback from the host organisation. None of the assessments in this unit have an explicit word length and you are to use your judgment when completing the assessments. You will not achieve a passing grade in minimal information, nor should you require hundreds of pages.

1 - Overview of Host Organisation (report format) - due Friday Week 4 - 3rd April 2020 6pm (QLD); 7pm (NSW, VIC) and returned within 2 weeks. Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.

  • This assessment requires you to submit an overview of your host organisation, what industry they operate in, who you report to while there and a detailed description of the tasks you will undertake. The following report layout will assist you in developing your report.
  • Executive summary
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction to the internship organisation
  • Reporting structure - who do you report to and who is on your team.
  • Detailed description of the tasks to be undertaken
  • Summary
  • Reference list
  • Appendices (as appropriate)

(Please note: Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.)

2 - Presentation due Week 11 as per Presentation Choices and opening for selection Week 9. Documentation due 29th May 2020 6pm (QLD, NSW, VIC) and returned within 2 weeks.

  • This assessment requires that you give a presentation about your learning experiences while at the host organisation. The format of time allowed to each student is: 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A, 5 minutes handover to next presenter, with a total of 20 minutes allocated to each student.
  • Closer to the time of your presentation, the unit coordinator will organise with you the time slot for your presentation. (Note: The presentation date will be determined by availability of appropriate rooms on each campus during Week 11)
  • You should base your presentation on aspects of your learning journey while at the host organisation and these should be discussed in more depth in your reflective internship report. Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.
  • Preparation and consistency of the presentation
  • Set up and use of visual aids
  • Timing of presentation, including Q&A
  • Presented content is relevant to the internship
  • Content is clear and concise

Presentation manner

  • Professional dress
  • Content is well explained
  • Response to questions during Q&A

(Please note: Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.)

3 - Reflective Internship Report due Friday 12th June 2020 6pm (QLD, NSW, VIC) and returned on certification day July 2020.

Please note there are TWO parts to this assessment.

  • Part A - This assessment requires that you write a final report on your placement with your host organisation and reflect on your learning experiences at your host organisation. As mentioned earlier there is no explicit word length requirements but you must submit a report that allows your marker to fully understand what you learned and how this helped you to carry out your tasks. I do not believe you can give enough detail for your assessment in one page, nor should you need 20 pages. Exercise your judgment to state what you need to and discuss it in enough detail so that we understand what you have achieved and did during your internship.
  • Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.

Part A - Your report should consist of the following:

  • Executive summary
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction, including your approach to learning your tasks
  • Reporting structure including a responsibility matrix (RACI chart)
  • Significant activities and events throughout your internship
  • Detailed description of tasks performed, including any additional tasks assigned after the Host Overview report submitted earlier in the term.
  • Any changes to the organisation based on your tasks undertaken
  • Perceived strategic alignment of your tasks to organisational strategy
  • Summary of your detailed reflections contained in your ePortfolio
  • Conclusions
  • Reference list

(Please note: Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.)

Part B - ePortfolio

Part B - The second part of this assessment is your reflective ePortfolio created in Mahara.You should reflect on how the internship has assisted you in identifying and filling any knowledge gaps you may have felt you possessed. You are required to print your ePortfolio to PDF and include as an appendix to your ‘Reflective Internship Report’. Make sure that you include your Mahara Secret URL on the with your uploaded work. If your marker can not see your portfolio online you may receive ZERO marks. Included in your ePortfolio should be:

  • The process of gaining a placement, job interviews and orientation
  • A weekly discussion of the tasks you undertake and should consist of your daily tasks, your reflection on how these tasks assisted you to learn, and how you intend to fill any knowledge and skill gaps you identify through your reflection.

(Please note: Zipped files or pasted images will receive ZERO marks.)

4 - Feedback from Host Organisation host organisational feedback will be posted and released to you on certification day 12th July 2019.

  • This assessment is based on the feedback from your host organisation throughout the term. You do not need to submit this assessment.
  • The unit coordinator will upload the feedback to Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Separate items as per schedule.


Return Date to Students

Items 1 and 2 - within two weeks of submission. Items 3 and 4 on 10th July 2020 (Grade Certification day).


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Please refer above to the assessment description section for details as to the content of the assessments. Assessments are to be uploaded as MS Word documents, MS PowerPoint slides and PDF files. You may also upload MS Project documents to support your work.

No other type of upload will be accepted and zipped files will receive ZERO marks.

Marking templates are on Moodle and you may wish to use these as a template for your reports.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via Moodle and Mahara

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment
  • Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline
  • Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace
  • Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills related both to your discipline and workplace experience.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?