SIT306 - IT Career Development

Year:

2022 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 on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours (maximum 160 hours) within a relevant, course-related organisation.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours (maximum 160 hours) within a relevant, course-related organisation.

Note:

Please note: Enrolments after the dates below are subject to Unit Chair approval.
Trimester 1 2022: Friday 18 February 2022
Trimester 2 2022: Friday 24 June 2022
Trimester 3 2022: Friday 21 October 2022

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.

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

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, 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 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 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 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. 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.

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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