SLE767 - Industry Practice Planning


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2024:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning.


Biotechnologists and Sustainability professionals can find careers in many different industries. To be ready for and capitalise on the potential diversity of career paths, post graduate trained professionals need to be prepared to adapt and apply their skills within a range of different contexts. In this unit we will introduce students to roles across many different sectors of the economy including land and agriculture, water resources management, coastal management, fisheries management, climate policy, the health sector, the biotechnology industry, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain management, education, mining, and transport. We will examine careers in the corporate sector, non-government organisations, and the government sector at local, state, and national levels. Students will develop professional curriculum vitaes and a portfolio outlining and showcasing their education and experience across a range of contexts related to their field of study (Sustainability or Biotechnology & Bioinformatics). Students will be exposed to modern analytical and communications tools commonly found in professional workplaces and be schooled in their effective use. Students will prepare a detailed plan for their industry placement in year two of the masters degree, identifying some sector of the economy where they will undertake their placement, and prepare professional letters of introduction and send these to prospective organisations. This unit will help prepare students for a dynamic professional career.

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