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The 2021 timetable will be available on 8 December, and after this date you will be able to view the classes for all 2021 subjects. Timetable preference entry will open for Summer subjects on 8 December. Visit the class timetable page for more information on creating your timetable.
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This subject involves completion of an 200 hours of 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 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://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: https://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/experience/internships. 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.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant organisational contexts and work-settings; as well as linking them to specific professions and career pathways
- Produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills
- Review and reflect on the process and output of a work project/placement to articulate their academic and career development learning from the experience
- Understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to self-reliance, lifelong learning and career progression
- Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, time management and organisational skills as a result of their participation in the workplace
- Ability to communicate effectively in a professional workplace and to work with and interact with a wide range of people inside and outside their host organisations, including working in teams
- Understanding of organisational culture and ethics, work practices, and the diversity of workplaces
- Demonstrate analytical, problem-solving research, and report-writing skills
- Ability to manage and plan work
- Capacity for initiative and enterprise
- Capacity for lifelong learning, self reliance and professional development
Last updated: 20 November 2020