Industry Placement

Subject AGRI10005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: At least eight weeks practical experience in an industry workplace, arranged by the student in consultation with the campus coordinator. The eight-week requirement must include one plcement of at least four weeks duration, unless a variation is negotiated. Placements are normally completed during vacation breaks. 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:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • direct experience of employment and of employer-employee relationships in a range of workplaces in the industry;

  • 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 environmental horticulture industries. These include horticulture or forest operations, service industries including financial institutions, government departments and agencies, processing and marketing companies. 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.




A written report (1000 words) is submitted on one period of industry placement and is marked as pass/fail only. A journal/diary must be kept for all placements and be reviewed by 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:



This subject is a hurdle requirement for the completion of the Associate Degree of Horticulture.

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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