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Structured Workplace Learning Placement - Information Technology (ICT687)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Students who have gained an internship or placement within organisations appropriate to the course of study (most often based on competitive application for positions made available through the ACS (Australian Computer Society) Foundation) may be provided with the opportunity to include an Industry and Professional Experience Program within their course Program of Study.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate and reflect on professional practice (including competency) within a workplace context:
1a. Workplace competencies include professionalism, confidentiality, communication, responsibility for decision-making, and organisational, cultural and social awareness
1b. Reflect on decisions, personal choices and actions in the workplace and critically appraise their appropriateness
2. Investigate a topic of relevance to the specific work placement context in order to demonstrate integration and application of previous learning and knowledge
3. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through reporting (written and oral) and reflection on the project undertaken
4. Demonstrate team and collaborative skills within the workplace
Timetabled Learning Activities Contact time for the unit to be discussed with the Academic Supervisor and the employer.
Unit Learning Experiences The focus of the learning experience is work-readiness within an industry context. Students will also investigate and report on a topic of relevance to the workplace. This topic may not be the work undertaken in the work placement, but may be tangential to that. Students will be formally supervised by an academic staff member from their course of study but will also come under the direction of their employer. Both the academic supervisor and the employer, in consultation, will assess the unit.
Other Learning Experiences The focus of the learning experience is work-readiness within an industry context. Students will also investigate and report on a topic of relevance to the workplace. This topic may not be the work undertaken in the work placement, but may be tangential to that. Students will be formally supervised by an academic staff member from their course of study but will also come under the direction of their employer. Both the academic supervisor and the employer, in consultation, will assess the unit.
Assessment Assessment in this unit will involve a mixture of reflection/evaluation of work placement by both the student and industrial supervisor and an individual project. The final assessment will be a report.
Proposal - 20%
Final Report - 50%
Presentation - 15%
Workplace Supervisor Evaluation - 15%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate Information Technology course AND
Permission of Academic Chair.
Notes Students would normally be in their final year of study and have achieved a GPA of 2.5 (out of 4).
The structured programme of work should be at a level requiring prior knowledge.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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