COIT20276 - Postgraduate ICT Internship

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Undertaking an internship or work-integrated learning (WIL) provides you with experiences to advance your work readiness and opportunities to demonstrate your skills in your chosen discipline while working in an authentic environment. During the internship, you will put into practice the knowledge and skills you have gained while studying your discipline units. You will reflect on your developing practical skills and your learning experiences in the context of WIL, while also putting into practice your soft skills including teamwork and communication. You will spend ten weeks with your internship host during your last term and the remaining three weeks on campus.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: You must have completed all units in your course except this one and passed all those units on the first attempt.

Anti-requisites: COIT20254, COIT20265, COIT20272 or COIT20273.

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 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Written Assessment 0%

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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (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: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
More Zoom meeitngs
Recommendation
More Zoom meetings have been planned and will be held in the vacation week (Internship students do not have this break) Week 7 and Week 9.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Assessment strategy
Recommendation
Review the number of assessments and consider amalgamating the final report with the reflective portfolio.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment
  2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline
  3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace
  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
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 - Written Assessment