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BUSN20020 - Business Internship

General Information

Unit Synopsis

A professional internship or work placement provides you with experience in a professional environment relevant to your chosen discipline. The process of mixing study with practical experience will assist you to appreciate the relevance of material presented during discipline studies and further expand your professional knowledge and work-readiness with practical experience. You will be engaged in work-integrated learning (WIL) while being supported by the School. You will be required to document and reflect on your work placement experiences to assess professional growth, together with your strengths and weaknesses and develop an action plan for future professional development. You will also undertake a small applied research project focusing on a particular workplace issue or problem from your internship company/site. This unit is structured as 1-2 days intensive study in Week 1 prior to undertaking the 10 week work placement (4 days per week) and 3 weeks intensive student-centered study on return from the work placement. You will complete a research project report plus a reflective essay on your internship placement which will document your development of workplace knowledge, professional communication skills and also their understanding of the workplace culture.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

Successful completion of BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications and BUSN20016 Research in Business; and
48 postgraduate CP; and
GPA of 5.0 or above; OR, an English language capability test at a set level and
Enrollment in this unit is subject to your successful application for a minimum 10 week, full-time, internship or work
placement.
Instructor consent is required for enrollment 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).

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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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 90.91% 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: Previous student evaluation reports and informal feedback during T1 2020
Feedback
Several students have commented in various terms over the last few years that they would like more information, examples, guidance on the research project assignment task.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the weekly (Friday) zoom consultation sessions initiated in T1 2020 are continued. In this way, interested students can ask questions and get feedback on how they can complete the required assessmnet components for their identified company problem/challenge.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply conceptual and discipline-based knowledge to a professional work role context.
  2. Analyse a workplace problem and apply research skills to generate solutions to the problem.
  3. Develop communication and interpersonal skills in the workplace.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work professionally and ethically with colleagues in the organisation, clients and other stakeholders.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio