STP301 - Industry Based Learning


2023 unit information

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Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

STP010 and Must have completed at least 12 credit points of study.



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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 are required to complete a placement (a minimum of 6 weeks, and a maximum of 12 weeks full time. In order to accommodate students undertaking longer placements, a maximum of three consecutive enrolments may be undertaken) with an approved organisation.  Students are required to complete Ready: WIL Placement Induction module, in the unit site, before commencing their placement, and undertake the teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit online, and outside of placement hours.


Enrolments are subject to Unit Chair approval.

Students must contact their Student Advisor prior to enrolling in this unit in order to meet the selection requirements.

Note also that delays in completing the placement could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.

For more information and to complete the application process: please refer
to Information Technology Placement or email


The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to work as a professional in their field of study, and focus on their learning and professional development in the process.   The focus is on "working to learn" by transferable employability skills and discipline-specific knowledge and skills in a workplace.  Through the learning modules and assessment tasks, reflective practice is applied to evidence industry-benchmarked performance and preparation for future career pathways.

Approved placements must involve working on authentic workplace tasks contributing to projects and other duties, and must be undertaken in a workplace (be it located or ‘at a distance’), so as to experience working within an organisational culture. Work performed during the placement must be supervised by the nominated ‘industry supervisor’. Students who are supervised by someone outside of their discipline area must also be mentored by an industry expert in their field of study.  The workload for this unit is additional to the placement hours, in that the students are expected to complete the requirements for this unit outside of placement hours. 

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 phases.

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