Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Placement to be equivalent to 2 weeks full time employment or a total of 80 hours. Students may undertake this one day per week during semester (10 days) or more intensively e.g. 3 days/week for 3 weeks during the mid-year break if enrolled in an intensive subject. This is to be negotiated with the placement supervisor and the student.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two six-hour workshops (summer term only) plus 80 hours industry placement; OR six two-hour seminars during semester plus 80 hours placement. |
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Confirmation of enrolment in this subject will require approval by the Subject Coordinator and be based on submission of a resume and internship application form outlining your goals and plans for the internship four weeks prior to the commencement of semester .
Research material used for other subjects must not be used in any of the assessment pieces for this subject.
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Other internship subjects
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMs Ros Gall
This subject involves completion of a minimum 80 hours work placement integrating academic learning, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organisations, workplace culture and career pathways. The placement is supplemented by pre- and post-placement classes designed to introduce skills for developing, identifying and articulating employability skills and attributes and linking them to employer requirements. The placement should draw on specific discipline skills associated with the course of enrolment. Pre-placement seminars will also include consideration of career planning and professional skills. The placement is designed to be a standalone internship not integrated into any other subject.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable work placement, and will be assisted by Subject Coordinator and Internship Consultant. In the semester prior to your placement you should attend Careers & Employment (C&E) employment preparation seminars and workshops and access other C&E resources to assist you in identifying potential host organisations http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/careers/. You will need to commence your approaches to organisations at least 4 weeks before the placement. More information is available in the Subject Guide. Placements must be approved by the Subject Coordinator or Internship Consultant. If you have problems finding a placement you should approach the Subject Coordinator or Internship Consultant.
On completion of the subject, students will have completed and reported on a course-related project in a workplace. They will also have enhanced employability skills including communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving, organisational and time-management, and an understanding of career planning and professional development.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1500 word career case study based on an information interview with an employee in your placement (due approximately week 9 - 25%), 2500 word essay on the placement experience (due approximately 3 weeks after completion of placement or by week 12, whichever date is first - 50%), 80 hours of satisfactory work placement (hurdle), Individual or team presentation (10-15 mins) on a work related or discipline specific topic (to be presented in post placement classes weeks 11 & 12 - 25%), attendance at a minimum of four of six of the seminar series (hurdle).
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A subject reader and resource pack will be provided
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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