SIT306 - IT Placement


2020 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

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



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Internship: 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.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Internship: Minimum of 100 hours in industry. Cloud (online) students are required to attend a compulsory online pre-internship workshop before placement start date.


Please note: Enrolments after the dates below are subject to Unit Chair approval.

Trimester 1, 2020: Friday 21 February 2020
Trimester 2, 2020: Friday 26 June 2020
Trimester 3 2020: Friday 23 October 2020

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


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/placement 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.

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 phases.

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