MIS293 - Work Based Learning

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Work experience in industry:

This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit*

Unit chair:A Craig

Completion of 8 credit points prior to commencing placement



Incompatible with:



*Placements can be completed in Australia or overseas. Students must apply using the application form which may be requested from bl-wil@deakin.edu.au


Students cannot enrol in the unit or commence a placement without written approval.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Special enrolment requirements apply - students must obtain Unit Chair approval prior to enrolment.


The unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to undertake, as part of their degree, a learning experience based on the regular employment position that the student is in.  Work Based Learning (WBL) allows a student to identify and apply coursework theories and practices to address a real problem within their organisation.


Students will identify a business problem in their current place of employment and during the course of the unit will work to resolve it.  The outcome should offer value to their organisation. Additionally students will be required to undertake reflective learning through a continuous assessment process.


Assessment 1 - e-portfolio and presentation - 70%, Assessment 2 - reflection and review portfolio - 30%


From Trimester 3 2014:

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written Assignment - Business case and scope of project (2500 words) - 25%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written Assignment - Project progress report (1000 words) - 10%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written assignment - Final project report (1500 words) and presentation - (10 minutes) - 35%

Assessment 4 (Individual) -Written Assignment - Weekly Journal (2000 words) and Reflective learning report (2000 words) - 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.