Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Placement to be equivalent to two 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 eg. three days/week for three weeks during the mid-year break if enrolled in an intensive subject.
Information regarding placements can be viewed at Industry Placements
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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. |
Total Time Commitment:
To enrol in this subject you should have completed 50 points of study at undergraduate level. Confirmation of enrolment in this subject will require approval by the Subject Coordinator or Faculty Enrichment Officer and be based on students having secured a host organisation and submitted details of their internship placement via the EMS database prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Research material used for other subjects must not be used in any of the assessment pieces for this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 of 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.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable work placement, prior to the start of semester, with support from the Subject Coordinator and Faculty Enrichment Officer. In the semester prior to the placement students should attend Melbourne Careers Centre (MCC) employment preparation seminars and workshops and access other MCC and Faculty resources to help identify potential host organisations http://www.careers.unimelb.edu.au/home. Students will need to commence their approaches to organisations at least 4 weeks before the placement. More information is available on the Faculty website: http://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/fvas-programs/industry-placements. Placements must be approved by the Subject Coordinator or Faculty Enrichment Officer prior to commencement. If you have problems finding a placement you should approach the Subject Coordinator or Faculty Enrichment Officer well in advance of the teaching period.
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 this subject, students should be able to:
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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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