Urban Horticulture Internship

Subject HORT20029 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 120 hours industry placement, 12 hours workshop attendance
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours


Completion of 50 points at undergraduate level

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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre

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


Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au (mailto:13MELB@unimelb.edu.au)

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will be assisted to find a placement in a professional Urban Horticulture (or related field) working environment. They will work for approximately 120 hours under the guidance of a senior staff industry member, with additional support from the subject co-ordinator. A series of workshops will focus on human resource practices and business operations. The placement will enable students to apply, in a practical environment, skills developed in their other coursework units. Students will thus gain direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field. The internship may be undertaken as a practicum at the student’s workplace if appropriate.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion students of this subject will have:

  • acquired a knowledge of the conditions, cultures, human resource and business practices of workplaces;
  • gained practical vocational experience in an industry setting;
  • applied professional concepts, frameworks and techniques in a vocational setting;
  • gained significant insight into the complexities of professional decision making; and
  • developed a capacity to critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports.

1 x 1hr written test based on the content of the first 3 workshops (20%) Mid Semester, 1 x 1hr written test based on the content of the remaining 3 workshops (20%) End Semester, Reflective 2000 word Journal Assignment (60%) due 3 weeks after Internship Placement completion (60%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

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