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SIT306 - IT Internship

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
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:

Jo Coldwell-Neilson


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 in the week prior to the start of trimester.


Please note that a quota will apply in Trimester 1 2016 only.  Enrolments after the dates below is subject to Unit Chair approval.

Trimester 1 2016: Friday 12 February 2016

Trimester 2 2016: Friday 17 June 2016

Trimester 3 2016: Friday 14 October 2016


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’ recording 5%, formal learning contract 25%, performance evaluation 20%, professional portfolio 50%

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