AGRI13005 - Cropping Industry Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop specific skills in reviewing cropping production systems and industry related literature with an emphasis on understanding emerging trends in sustainable cropping production. The unit requires you to develop a research project to address an area of improvement identified in the enterprise sustainability assessment. Your project is designed for you to develop a consultancy report that can be presented to the host enterprise owner/manager that addresses strategies for developing the sustainability of the enterprise. You will be required to apply academic knowledge and practice skills to undertake this project.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Corequisite

AGRI12008 Sustainable Crop Production

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Rockhampton

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 20%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Self Reflection/Moodle Have Your Say
Feedback
Assessment Tasks and Learning Resources
Recommendation
Further improvements will be made in the description and presentation of the assessment tasks. Additional exemplars will be provided to students to help them with their learning and assessments. More Zoom sessions will be organised to provide students more opportunity to seek clarification on their assessments.
Action Taken
More exemplars were provided to help students with their learning and assessments.More Zoom sessions were held during the term although some were poorly attended.
Source: Students via email
Feedback
Difficulty recording and editing videos
Recommendation
Earlier in the term resources will be provided to guide students on how to record and edit videos. This will include a discussion on the software options available.
Action Taken
Appropriate guidance was provided on how to record and edit videos (including the use of Zoom which is accessible to students and staff).
Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Feedback
Difficulty organising and getting a suitable site for work placement.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and the WIL office will continue to provide more support to students in order to secure suitable sites for their work placements well in advance. Students are encouraged to commence their arrangements for work placement in good time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Feedback
Misalignment between assessment due dates and commencement of work placement.
Recommendation
Students who are unable to commence work placement in the second week of term for any reason are requested to contact the unit coordinator. The potential impact of this delay on the ability of the students to complete assessments in time will be discussed and options explored.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply knowledge of how research methods can be used to evaluate an emerging innovation in a cropping production system.
  2. Plan an effective research oriented activity.
  3. Behave ethically as a cropping management consultant.
  4. Communicate effectively to an industry audience.
  5. Critically analyse and interpret data, arguments and conclusions presented in a consulting report.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment