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SIT791 - Professional Practice

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Unit chair:

Niroshinie Fernando (Trimester 1), Seng Loke (Trimester 2 and 3)


STP710. Must have successfully completed 8 credit points of study in level 7 SIT-coded units and must be enrolled in S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional), S735 Master of Cyber Security (Professional) or S777 Master of Data Analytics with a minimum 70% average.



Incompatible with:

SIT790, SIT792, SIT793

Contact hours:

Approximately 500 hours working in industry.  Students are expected to attend meetings with their internship supervisor and the academic supervisor.


Students must contact their enrolment officer prior to enrolling in this unit in order to meet the pre-selection requirements.

To be eligible to study this unit, students must participate and succeed in the interview process for securing a placement position.

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 SIT791, students will have the opportunity to gain professional work experience with an approved host organisation. The exact nature, activities and emphasis in each industry placement will vary according to the context, resources and expertise of staff as well as the experience, qualities and aspirations of the student. 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 / industry placements 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.


‘Me in a minute’ recording 5%, formal learning contract 25%, performance evaluation 20%, professional portfolio 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% of the total mark allocated for the professional portfolio assessment task.

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