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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Lismore
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3

Unit description

Provides practical workplace experience within a student's chosen field. Students can undertake a placement in any appropriate industry sector relevant to their degree (ie. tourism, hospitality, events, clubs, human resource management, finance, marketing, accounting and information technology) in Australia or overseas. These units provide an opportunity for students to apply concepts and principles of business management to a relevant workplace setting and better appreciate the nature of employment in their chosen industry sector.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction and setting the scene
Topic 2: Establishing a learning plan
Topic 3: Why reflection?
Topic 4: Evaluating and enhancing the business operations of your organisation
Topic 5: Organisational structure and culture
Topic 6: Focusing on managerial skills and qualities
Topic 7: Towards mastery and excellence
Topic 8: Reviewing the personal & professional impact of your placement

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1effectively meet the requirements of the employment selection processCommunication and social skills
2explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sectorKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate capability and willingness to undertake a range of duties required for employment in your selected industry sector/sKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the requirements of the work environmentKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5critically evaluate the skills and qualities required for success as a manager or supervisor in an industry settingKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6demonstrate development in transferable employment skills and professionalism.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. effectively meet the requirements of the employment selection process
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sector
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate capability and willingness to undertake a range of duties required for employment in your selected industry sector/s
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the requirements of the work environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. critically evaluate the skills and qualities required for success as a manager or supervisor in an industry setting
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. demonstrate development in transferable employment skills and professionalism.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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