Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Min 10 x 8 hrs at the host organisation (80); 4 x 4 hrs induction/seminar (16); 60 hrs pre-reading and research (60). |
Total Time Commitment: 156 hours.
Full-time students enrolled in a 2 year course must have completed at least 50 points of their degree at the time of application.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
Students will be assigned in small groups (3-4/group) to a Practicum Organisation. Working in teams, they will undertake a structured business planning or business development exercise. This will be supported by seminar work equipping the students with knowledge of approaches, tools and techniques for completing the task and an understanding of report formats appropriate for conveying the results. During the practicum, in-depth work will be undertaken in identifying the scope, opportunities, constraints and recommendations of the exercise. Students will learn to work with unstructured and incomplete information in real business settings, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, to present their findings and seek and received constructive feedback in a range of settings. Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing the business project.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Team presentation to host company, including brief report of not more than 1,000 words (30%) on final day of in-company placement, full team report on project (with accompanying file of resources) of not more than 4,000 words in length (40%). The remaining 30% of the assessment will be individually based and require students to prepare a written essay to reflect on various aspects of their practicum experience, due at the conclusion of the placement. The individually based assessment will be no more than 3000 words.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers including cross-cultural communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management, commercial acumen, initiative, independent learning and team skills.
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