Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Unit (2019)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.

Work-Based Learning (BUS267)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 50 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Utilise current employment (full-time, part-time or casual) and integrate formal learning outcomes with learning at work. Reflect on the synthesis between workplace experiences and learnings and integrate those with formal in-class learning. Opportunity to consolidate theoretical knowledge and develop professional competence in the workplace. Learning experience takes place inside and outside the classroom participating in real world business experiences and incorporating this into formal studies. Can be undertaken as a general elective in undergraduate courses University-wide.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify, apply and refine discipline specific knowledge and skills through involvement in a team-based and workplace-focussed project as well as individual analysis of your workplace experiences;
2. Apply, reflect on and critique work experiences and skills relevant to professional practice, to think critically and creatively, develop written and oral communication skills and team work ; and,
3. Enrich first hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of business and organisation.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences There is a three hour seminar. As this unit is a 3 credit point unit, we expect students are expected to spend an average 10 hours per week for the unit.
Assessment Tutorial participation 5%
Learning Log and Individual essay - Session 1 to 11 of the unit individual written analysis and learning portfolio - 50%
Team Assignment - Concise report and peer evaluation - 30%
Oral presentation and summary - critique of article - 15%
Feedback will be provided on all types of assessments by the unit co-ordinator in a timely manner. All assessments are designed to reflect on and critique work experiences and skills relevant to students workplace.
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes Since having an existing job is a required component, students are required to ensure they withdraw from the unit in a timely manner should their working circumstances change.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources. Students must already be in the workplace either full-time, part-time or casual.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus) [New in 2014]
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.


Unit Coordinator
No co-ordinators found for this unit.
Unit Contacts
No contacts found for this unit.
Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students


The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.