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COIT13238 - Industry Work Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In your industry placement, you will have a paid, supervised experience of work in the Information Technology. You will apply knowledge and skill developed in your academic units to this work environment. In addition to the work undertaken during placement, you are required to maintain a diary of the experiences, and to reflect upon those experiences to identify strengths and weaknesses for improvement and new learning. Your industry supervisors will also provide you with feedback to assist this reflective process.

Details

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

Completion of 72 credit points, or special approval by the Dean or nominee

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 1 - 2016

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
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Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Mixed Mode
Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mixed Mode
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mixed Mode
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
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Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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Term 3 - 2021 Profile
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Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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Term 3 - 2022 Profile
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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 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 100%

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 1 - 2020 : 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: Self reflection
Feedback
More work placements are required for all disciplines.
Recommendation
Continuously improve the industry engagement plan from school level; More industry engagement activities are recommended.
Action Taken
An ICT industry network involving ICT professionals has been created to complement and enhance the existing industry engagement activities. Industry engagement has been ongoing.
Source: The Unit Coordinator's reflection
Feedback
More placements for students are expected.
Recommendation
Continuously improve the industry engagement plan from the school level: more industry engagement activities are recommended.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate in the workplace the application of academic knowledge and skills.
  2. Demonstrate in the workplace good communication skills and an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues.
  3. Demonstrate in the workplace an understanding of workplace learning.
  4. Demonstrate your skills in working in teams in the workplace.
  5. Evaluate the areas of strength and weakness in your knowledge base and outline how any gaps will be addressed.

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:

  • IT Operations (ITOP)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)
  • Technical Specialism (TECH)
  • Methods and Tools ((METL)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - 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