Industry Placement

Subject AGRI10005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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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:

170 hours

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 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:


Mr Frederick Hellriegel


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

Learning Outcomes:



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:


Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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