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SIT791 - Professional Practice

Unit details

Year

2016 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:

Shui Yu (Trimester 1 and Trimester 3), John Grundy (Trimester 2)

Prerequisite:

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) with a minimum average of 70%

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: SCC716, 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.

Note:

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.

Content

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. In preparation for the industry placement, students will attend a pre-placement 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 – the ‘Me in a Minute’ recording and the Learning Contract.

Assessment

‘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.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$4458$4458$11832$13412

* 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.

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