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COIT19212 - Industry Placement B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Industry placement provides the student with a paid, supervised experience of work in the Information Technology industry. A student on industry placement is required to apply knowledge and skills developed within academic courses to an industry environment. In addition to the work undertaken during placement, the student is required to maintain a diary of the experiences, and to reflect upon those experiences. Each student will identify their strengths and weaknesses from feedback received from industry supervisors.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 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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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
Self Reflection
Student success and indicates that the industry placement is seen as an invaluable experience and no change to its structure is recommended.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. develop communications skills, organisation skills, professional work ethics, learning strategies and knowledge relevant to the industry placement
  2. develop an improved appreciation for the relevance of academic knowledge in the workplace, the value of skills developed through academic study, the importance of good communication skills in the workplace ,the relevance of legal and ethical issues and the role of teams in the workplace
  3. develop an improved understanding of learning styles that work for the student, areas of strength and weakness in the student's knowledge base, and aspects of Information Technology that appeal to the student
  4. gain relevant industry experience and an understanding of the necessity for life-long learning
  5. apply technical computing skills in an industry environment
  6. evaluate the industry experience and the contributions that they have made
  7. identify personal strengths and weaknesses based on feedback from industry supervisors

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 6 7
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 10
1 - Written Assessment