CQUniversity Unit Profile
PPMP20017 Project Management Internship
Project Management Internship
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General Information

Overview

An internship provides you with real project management experience while working with an employer (work-integrated learning). You will integrate knowledge and skills gained while studying your discipline units, with their application in the workplace to further develop your project management competencies. You will document and reflect on your learning experiences and on the employer's contribution to your professional development.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 10
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. If you do not pass all prior units on the first attempt, you will not be eligible to enrol in this unit and therefore you must either enrol in 'Research Stream' units or 'Practicum Stream' units. Anti-requisites: If you have completed any units from the 'Research Stream' or 'Practicum Stream' you cannot enrol in this unit.

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 Online Zoom Sessions

Feedback

Move assignment due dates to Monday's instead of Friday's to allow students the weekend to complete their assignments.

Recommendation

The recommendation is to adjust the assignment due dates to Monday's to give students the weekend to complete their assignments.

Feedback from Moodle feedback

Feedback

The internship is a great opportunity for international students who are looking for a chance to gain profound insight into Australian working environments.

Recommendation

Maintain the high quality of this unit and continuously improve the unit.

Feedback from Moodle feedback

Feedback

The internship allows students to apply the knowledge and skills in project management fields

Recommendation

Maintain the high quality of this unit and continuously improve the unit.

Feedback from Moodle feedback

Feedback

This Internship helped students gain valuable work experience and refined their skills

Recommendation

Maintain the high quality of this unit and continuously improve the unit.

Feedback from Moodle feedback

Feedback

Support was not sufficient from Internship Providers.

Recommendation

Assess the Internship providers and work together to improve the student learning experience.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply project management knowledge and skills in the workplace
  2. Communicate an understanding of the relevant legal and ethical issues related to the project management profession
  3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace, either as member of a project team, a project manager, or a shadow to a project manager
  4. Critically reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related both to project management and workplace experience.
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)
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Ronny Veljanovski Unit Coordinator
r.veljanovski@cqu.edu.au
Vidyesh Alve Unit Coordinator
v.alve@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 PPMP20017 Moodle website.

Attend host organisation as per training agreement

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Submit Assessment Part A: Overview of host organisation and a description of your tasks 

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attend host organisation.

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Last week of internship unless specific arrangements have been made.

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit Assessment Part B: Presentation of your learning experiences while at the host organisation

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit Assessment Part C: Portfolio

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit Assessment Part C: Internship Report 

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Dr. Ronny Veljanovski

Phone: 03 96160598

Email: r.veljanovski@cqu.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Internship Assignments and Presentation

Task Description

The assessment in this unit consists of 4 parts that need to be submitted by you and 1 part that consists of feedback from your internship organisation. All assessments are to comply with the Harvard style. As assessments are non-graded (PASS/FAIL) there is no weighting. The specific details are as follows:

Part A - Overview of host organisation and a description of your tasks

  • This assessment requires you to submit an overview of your host organisation and the activities you are undertaking while there. As with other assessments in this unit, there isn't an explicit word length.
  • Assessment Due Date: Week 4 Friday 5:00pm AEST
  • Return to students within 2 weeks from submission date
  • Weighting: PASS/FAIL
  • Submission: online via Moodle

Assessment Criteria:

This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement. The report should consist of:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction to the internship organisation
  • Detailed description of the tasks to be undertaken
  • Summary
  • Reference list
  • Appendices (as appropriate)
  • Layout of report

Part B - Presentation

  • This part of the assessment requires you to prepare a PowerPoint presentation and record yourself giving the presentation. You then must submit both your PowerPoint presentation and a YouTube (URL) of the video of you giving the presentation. You have 10 minute time limit on the video recording of the presentation.
  • 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 e-portfolio.
  • Assessment Due Date: Week 11 Friday 5:00pm AEST
  • Return to students within 2 weeks from submission date
  • Weighting: PASS/FAIL
  • Submission: online via Moodle

Assessment Criteria:

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

Presentation

  • Preparation and consistency of the presentation
  • Set up and use of visual aids
  • Timing of presentation
  • Presented content is relevant to the internship
  • Content is clear and concise

Presentation manner

  • Professional dress
  • Content is well explained

Part C - Portfolio

  • A reflective portfolio is a learning tool that enables you to accumulate evidence of your learning achievement. For this assessment you should reflect on your assigned daily activities and whether you met agreed outcomes. Your portfolio is based on the tasks you perform at the host organisation. You should consider why those tasks helped you learn, what the learning experiences comprises of and academic references to support your claim to learning. You should also relate your reflective activities to the unit learning outcomes. Please see the Moodle site for some examples of reflective portfolios. The portfolio is to be prepared using Microsoft Word.

  • Assessment Due Date: Week 12 Friday 5:00pm AEST
  • Return to students within 2 weeks from submission date
  • Weighting: PASS/FAIL
  • Submission: online via Moodle

Assessment Criteria:

  • This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement.
  • Entries are to be made in your portfolio on each occasion that an activity is undertaken. You should reflect on the activity undertaken, the outcome, whether you met agreed timelines and outcomes, any difficulties experienced and the learning you have gained.
  • Please see Moodle unit website for more specific marking criteria.
  • There is no explicit word length for this assessment as each of you will have different experiences as you interact with different people and environments.

Part D - Internship Report

  • This assessment is your final report on your learning journey at the internship organisation.
  • 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. You should consider how the internship has assisted you in filling any knowledge gaps you may have felt you possessed.
  • The report should be detailed, however even though there is no word limit, reports should not need to exceed twenty pages. If you find that your report is exceeding this, please seek advice from the Academic Learning Centre or the Coordinator
  • Assessment Due Date: Review/Exam Week Friday 5:00pm AEST
  • Return to students within 2 weeks from submission date
  • Weighting: PASS/FAIL
  • Submission: online via Moodle

Assessment Criteria:

  • Your report should consist of:
    • Executive summary
    • Introduction
    • Placement procurement and orientation
    • Description of tasks performed
    • Significant activities, events and reflections
    • Perceived strategic alignment of your tasks to the strategy of your host organisation
    • Conclusions
    • Reference list
    • Appendices (as appropriate)
    • Report quality

Part E - Feedback from Host Organisation

This assessment is based on the feedback from your internship organisation. You do not have to submit this assessment.

  • Due: As received from your internship host provider
  • Return to Students: on grade certification day
  • Weighting: PASS/FAIL


Assessment Due Date

Please see the "Task Description" For individual submission parts for this assignment


Return Date to Students

Please see the "Task Description" For individual submission parts for this assignment


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Please see the "Task Description" For individual criteria for each part of the assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply project management knowledge and skills in the workplace
  • Communicate an understanding of the relevant legal and ethical issues related to the project management profession
  • Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace, either as member of a project team, a project manager, or a shadow to a project manager
  • Critically reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related both to project management 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?