COIT13238 - Industry Work Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Industry Work Placement provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the Information and Communications Technology course through a paid, supervised Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience. You will apply knowledge and skills that you have gained in your academic units to this work environment. You will practise your soft skills such as teamwork and communication skills in an authentic work environment. You will reflect on your strength and weakness in knowledge and skills, related both to your discipline and workplace experience for future improvement. You will evaluate how your university studies prepared you for the industry. 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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Completion of 72 credit points, or special approval by the Head of Course.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Sydney

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

No previous feedback available

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
Find more placements for students
Recommendation
More industry engagement is recommended.
Action Taken
Continuously engaged.
Source: Self reflection.
Feedback
More work placements are required.
Recommendation
An industry engagement plan from school level is recommended.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply ICT knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment
  2. Practise soft skills such as teamwork and communication skills in an authentic work environment
  3. Evaluate how your university studies prepared you for a job in the industry
  4. Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills, related both to your discipline and workplace experience.

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:

  • Technical specialism (TECH)
  • IT management (ITMG)
  • Methods and tools (METL)
  • Application support (ASUP)
  • Problem management (PBMG)
  • Learning and development management (ETMG)
  • Professional development (PDSV)

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