Industry Placement

Subject AGRI10004 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 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: None
Corequisites: None
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:



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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

This subject is marked on a Pass/Fail only basis.

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.

Prescribed Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Information Not Available

Notes: 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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