SIT791 - Professional Practice

Year:

2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Prerequisite:

STP710 and must have successfully completed 8 credit points of study in level 7 SIT-coded units.  

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in S735, S735A, S737, S776, S779, S739, S770

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

This unit focuses on a long-term paid placement. In addition to the placement, students will spend approximately 50 to 100 hours on related learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are required to complete a professional experience (placement) with an approved organisation for a minimum of 450 hours to a maximum of 900 hours full-time. The online learning and assessment activities for the unit will consist of approximately 50-100 hours and include a 1 x 1 hour pre-placement meeting.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Students are required to complete a professional experience (placement) with an approved organisation for a minimum of 450 hours to a maximum of 900 hours full-time. The online learning and assessment activities for the unit will consist of approximately 50-100 hours and include a 1 x 1 hour online pre-placement meeting.

Note:

^GIFT City (India) offering is available to students enrolled at the GIFT City (India) campus only.

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 full-time paid 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 Placements or email sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au.

In preparation for the placement, students are required to complete the Placement Preparation Module (PPM) 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 is essential for forging close links between university education and the workplace. Students will gain professional work experience with an approved host organisation. The exact nature, activities and emphasis in each industry placement will vary according to the context, resources and expertise of staff and the student's experience, qualities and aspirations. Industry experiences will allow students to learn about and with an organisation. In addition, students will critically reflect on their role as IT professionals, bringing together everything they have learnt in their course to demonstrate achievement of Course and Graduate Learning Outcomes and their readiness for professional work. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will help students appreciate work-life and make decisions about personal and professional development. Most importantly, it will provide relevant evidence when applying for future work.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must:

  • achieve at least 50% of the total mark allocated for the professional portfolio assessment task; and
  • 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.

Unit Fee Information

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