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SIT306 - IT Placement

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Wei Luo (Trimester 1), Jo Coldwell-Neilson (Trimester 2 and 3)


STP010, SIT223 and must have passed at least seven SIT-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Internship: Campus:  Minimum of 100 hours in industry. Students are required to attend a compulsory pre-internship workshop on-campus in the week prior to the start of trimester.

Cloud (online): Minimum of 100 hours in industry. Cloud (online) students are required to attend a compulsory online pre-internship workshop before placement start date.


Please note: Enrolments after the dates below is subject to Unit Chair approval.

Trimester 1 2018: Friday 16 February 2018

Trimester 2 2018: Friday 22 June 2018

Trimester 3 2018: Friday 26 October 2018

Note also that delays in completing the placement could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.  Attendance at the placement may be required outside the trimester dates.


Integrating study and work experience in a systematic way is essential for forging close links between the university education process and the workplace. In SIT306 students will have the opportunity to gain professional work experience with an approved host organisation for a minimum of 100 hours. The exact nature, activities and emphasis in each internship will vary according to the context, resources and expertise of staff as well as the experience, qualities and aspirations of the student. However, this systematic opportunity will provide students with experiences with which they can learn about and with an organisation, critically reflect on their Course and Graduate Learning Outcomes, and discipline-specific and generic competencies in the context of work. There are many benefits to students and employers from undertaking relevant work placements/internships during study. The key benefit is that it prepares students for work. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will help students develop an appreciation for work-life and make decisions about personal and professional development. Most importantly, it will provide students relevant evidence when applying for future work. In preparation for the internship, students will attend a pre-internship workshop that aims to: ensure they are work-ready (what to expect, managing risks etc.); use reflective practice on the job; navigate the assessment requirements; and finalise assessments 1 and 2, Me in a Minute and Learning Contract.


‘Me in a minute’ transcript 5%, formal learning contract 25%, performance evaluation 20%, professional portfolio 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must demonstrate that they are working to the satisfaction of the host organisation (including skill competency levels, professional code of conduct and project output requirements) at both the mid and end of placement phases.

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