Gold CoastSession 3Session 3

Unit description

Completing this Work Integrated Learning unit (WIL) unit requires 150 hours of work in an organisation over ten weeks. Students will apply, analyse and evaluate the knowledge gained throughout their degree and demonstrate this in a series of structured assessments. Outcomes will include enhanced business communication skills and an understanding of the skills and attributes required for career success

Unit content

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship by undertaking productive work at an operational or supervisory level, dependent on their experience and career goals, within a business or organisation relevant to their major. The internship may be completed in Australia or overseas in a country where the student is entitled to work.

Students are responsible for finding their own internship placement, with advice and support available from their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) lecturer. On finding a position, students must submit a Notice of Placement form for approval. This document is the contract between the student and the internship host, and provides important information regarding the proposed position that is used to assess its suitability for an internship. The internship cannot commence until such time as a letter of confirmation has been received from the WIL Coordinator.

The study guide for this unit is structured according to the five stages of internship proposed by Swietzer & King (1999):

Stage 1: Anticipation
Stage 2: Disillusionment
Stage 3: Confrontation
Stage 4: Competence
Stage 5: Culmination

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 18 hours (per week over 10 weeks)
Supervisor EvaluationSR
Placement Review and Debrief20%

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

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Fee information


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