AGRI13004 - Livestock Industry Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will either complete a work placement relevant to livestock production systems or undertake a short research project.You will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained during your degree in a professional work or research environment. You will complete a minimum of 160 hours, equivalent to 4 weeks, and a maximum of 300 hours. You are required to find your own placement or project and details of the placement or project must be provided to the coordinator prior to commencing the placement or project.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


Students to complete 48 credit points prior to enrolment.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 0%
3. Report 0%

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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

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.

Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Enjoyed undertaking practical activities
In the next offering of the unit students will continue to be encouraged and supported to get placement/research opportunities where they can be involved in a variety of relevant activities.
Action Taken
Students were supported to find placements.
Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Assessments were the best aspects of the unit.
Non-graded (pass/fail) assessments will continue to be used in this unit in the future.
Action Taken
The assessments associated with this work placement unit were non-graded (pass/fail).
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate livestock production systems using knowledge of research methods
  2. Plan an effective work placement or research project oriented activity
  3. Behave ethically as a livestock management consultant
  4. Communicate effectively to a professional or industry audience
  5. Critically analyse and interpret data, arguments and conclusions presented in a report.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
3 - Report
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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