STP301 - Industry Based Learning


2021 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 with a minimum average of 65%



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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

Placement (Work Integrated Learning): This unit requires students to complete a placement (minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks) with an approved organisation. In addition, students are required to complete the online pre-placement employability modules (Ready: WIL Placement Unit Induction modules).


Students must contact their enrolment officer 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.  Attendance at the placement may be required outside the trimester dates.


The purpose of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) long-term 6-12 week full time paid placement unit is to provide students with an opportunity to work as a professional in their field by getting the ‘job done’ for an employer. The focus is on applying course knowledge and skills and to evidence development against Deakin's Graduate Learning Outcomes in preparation for the next stage of their careers.

Approved placements must involve authentic tasks, the sum of parts of projects and other duties, and must be undertaken in a workplace so as to experience working within organisational cultures. Students must be mentored by an industry expert in their field of study so they can use their placement as context for integrating the material/concepts/skills and knowledge covered in the course, providing showcases of how the course learning outcomes and their experiences fit together to equip them for their next stage (either the final units of study or the workforce).

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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