Industry Placement

Subject AGRI10001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 0
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: At least 12 weeks practical experience in an industry workplace (16 weeks for BFor or BForSc students), arranged by the student in consultation with the campus coordinator. This must include two placements of at least four weeks duration, unless a variation is negotiated. Students may also be required to complete formal training in workplace occupational health and safety, risk assessment, and practical skills acquisition, delivered in block courses
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Nil
Non Allowed Subjects: Nil
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Prof Roger Cousens


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Work experience is a feature of all MSLE degree and Associate Degree courses. On completion of Industry Placement, students should have:

  • direct experience of employment and of employer-employee relationships in a range of workplaces in the relevant land and food industries;

  • improved inter-personal and vocational skills;

  • broader understanding of the diversity of workplaces and professional roles in the relevant land and food industries;

  • greater appreciation of the practical application of the content taught during their course; and

  • improved practical skills relevant to the management and operation of businesses in the land and food industries.

Industry placements may be undertaken in a range of businesses in the relevant land and food industries. These include commercial farm, horticulture, animal management or forest operations, service industries including financial institutions, government departments and agencies, research and development organisations, processing and marketing companies. Students are responsible for organising their own placement, but will be assisted if requested and will be assigned a supervisor for the subject. Formal training in workplace occupational health and safety, risk assessment, and practical skills may be provided in block courses to give students an appreciation of safe working practices.

Objectives: Information Not Available

A written report (1000 words) is submitted on one period of industry placement and is marked as pass/fail only. A journal must be kept for all placements and be made available for review by the campus coordinator. Host employers will complete evaluation forms assessing the standards of performance and participation achieved by students while on placement.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available


This subject is a hurdle requirement for completion of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Animal Science and Management, Bachelor of Food Science, Bachelor of Forest Science, Bachelor of Horticulture, Bachelor of Resource Management, Bachelor of Rural Business and the combined degrees.

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