SIT306 - IT Placements and Industry Experience

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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
Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

STP351

Study commitment

Students will spend at least 100 hours in the workplace to complete the requirements for this unit, along with 50 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students will be required to complete between 100 and 160 hours of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Students will be required to complete between 100 and 160 hours of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation. Placements need to be completed within a 4 to 12 week period.

Note:

Please note: Enrolments after the dates below are subject to Unit Chair approval.
Trimester 1 2023: Friday 17 February 2023
Trimester 2 2023: Friday 30 June 2023
Trimester 3 2023: Friday 20 October 2023

In preparation for the placement, students will complete pre-placement activities that aims to: ensure they are work-ready (what to expect, managing risks and challenges etc.); use reflective practice on the job; navigate the assessment requirements; and finalise their placement goals.

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.

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

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 SIT306 this unit, students will have the opportunity to gain undertake professional work experience with an approved host organisation for a minimum of 100 hours. The exact nature, activities and emphasis in each internship/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 with which they can learn about working in an organisation, critically reflecting on their Course and Graduate Learning Outcomes, and their 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 different aspects of work. 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.
To complete IT placement students need to source and apply for a placement opportunity. For more information and to complete the application process: please refer to Information Technology Placement or email sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au.

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

Unit Fee Information

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