STP341 - Career Placement


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

STP010 and successful completion of 6 units prior to the commencement of the placement.



Incompatible with:

STP251 and STP351

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 minimum of 112 hours – a maximum of 160 hours of placement.  The work hours are to be undertaken over a minimum of a 4 week period (on average 28-40 hours per week) to a maximum of a 16 week period (on average 10 hours per week). 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 this Work Integrated Learning (WIL) short term 112 -160 hour placement unit is to provide students with an opportunity to work with others in an organisation to build work ready pre-professional capabilities. The focus is on enhancing broad employability skills without a need to apply discipline/course-specific knowledge and skills. Approved placements must involve 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 use their placement as context for integrating career development learning with their potential work ready skills, providing showcases of how their placement experience has provided an applied form of learning for preparing them for the next stage of study and the workforce.

This unit is designed for students who are not currently employed have an opportunity to develop their generic work ready and pre-graduation early professional skills via a non-course/discipline specific placement.

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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