SIT709 - IT Placements and Industry Experience

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

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

SIT774, STP710 and must have successfully completed 10 credit points of study in level 7 SIT-coded units.

For students enrolled in S735, S737, S739, S777, S779: STP710 and must have successfully completed 7 credit points of study in level 7 SIT-coded units.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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. Placements need to be completed within a 4 to 12 week period.

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.

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 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 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. 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.

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