SIT306 - IT Placements and Industry Experience

Year:

2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement
Trimester 2: Placement
Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: STP351
Study commitment

This unit focuses on a professional work experience placement. In addition to the placement, students will spend approximately 50 hours on related learning and assessment activities for the unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students will be required to complete a professional experience (placement) of between 100 and 160 hours of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation. Professional experience (placements) need to be completed within a 4 to 12 week period. The online learning and assessment activities for the unit will consist of approximately 50 hours and include 2 x 1 hour pre-placement meetings.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Students will be required to complete a professional experience (placement) of between 100 and 160 hours of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation. Professional experience (placements) need to be completed within a 4 to 12 week period. The online learning and assessment activities for the unit will consist of approximately 50 hours and include 2 x 1 hour online pre-placement meetings.

Note:

Students must contact a student adviser prior to considering enrolment in this unit to obtain an updated course map and ensure they meet the pre-enrolment and course requirements. 

To be eligible to study this unit, students will first be required to source and secure a placement opportunity with an appropriate host organisation and then submit an application with the SEBE WIL Team for approval.  

For more information and to complete the application process: please refer to Information Technology Placement or email sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au.

In preparation for the placement, students are required to complete a Ready: WIL Placement Induction module before commencing their professional experience (placement), and undertake the online teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit outside of professional experience (placement) hours. The online teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit will consist of approximately 100 hours. 

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. 

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 this unit, students will undertake professional work experience with an approved host organisation for a minimum of 100 hours. The exact nature, activities, and emphasis in each industry placement will vary according to the context, resources and expertise of the staff of the host organisation as well as the experience, qualities and aspirations of the student. However, this systematic opportunity will provide students with experiences working in an organisation, critically reflecting on their Course and Graduate Learning Outcomes, and their discipline-specific and generic competencies. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will help students develop an appreciation for these work-life aspects and make decisions about personal and professional development. Most importantly, it will provide students relevant evidence when applying for future work.

Hurdle requirement

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 professional experience (placement). More specifically, both mid and end professional experience (placement) reviews need to be deemed ‘satisfactory’ by your supervisor to achieve the pass level.

Unit Fee Information

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