SIT791 - Professional Practice


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): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

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


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

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 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 between 30 and 120 days of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Students will be required to complete between 30 and 120 days of workplace activities in IT within a relevant external organisation.


Students must contact their enrolment officer prior to enrolling in this unit in order to meet the pre-selection requirements by emailing

To be eligible to study this unit, students must participate and succeed in the interview process for securing a placement position.

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 this unit, students will have the opportunity to 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 as well as the experience, qualities and aspirations of the student. 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 / industry placements 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.

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

Click on the fee link below which describes you: