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UNIT CODE: PEX201

INDUSTRY PRACTICE 1

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit offers students the opportunity to work in an industry context in a simulated industry project. Industry Experience will be carried out under the overall direction of an academic staff member. The unit includes a focus on assisting students to develop their understanding of industry practice through engagement with industry professionals as guest lecturers and facilitators. Students will engage with case-studies and simulated work situations directly sourced from and relevant to industry settings. There is a strong focus in this unit on developing relevant business communication skills, negotiation skills, and reflective skills. Students will have the opportunity to develop a career plan and to develop their own personal brand. In this unit, the student learning experience is directed and managed through simulated work experiences and academic engagement.

STUDENT WORKLOAD + DELIVERY MODE

TIMETABLED HOURS

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL HOURS

TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS

STUDY LOAD

3 Hours per week

5 Hours per week

8 Hours per week

Full time 

MODE OF DELIVERY

This unit will be offered to students in the following mode/s:

+ Face-to-face (Domestic and International) 

+ Online (Domestic)

OVERVIEW

Award Course

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Communications and Media

Area

Professional Practice

Unit Duration

12 Weeks

Weekly Attendance Pattern

1 Hour Lecture + 

2 Hour Tutorial

Unit Level

200

Unit Weighting

6 Credit Points

Unit Type

Core

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Co-Requisites

N/A

Work Integrated Learning

No

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Apply relevant business knowledge and technical skills in a workplace setting 

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by analysing underlying business issues and making appropriate recommendations for solutions 

  • Continually reflect on and seek out opportunities to improve workplace practice through observation, reflection and inquiry 

  • Create and maintain professional relationships with colleagues as well as the wider workplace community

  • Apply a comprehensive range of effective verbal and non-verbal communication and interpersonal skills to actively collaborate with professional colleagues and other stakeholders

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE

ASSESSMENT TASK

  • Assessment 1: Report - Career Decisions (Individual) 

  • Assessment 2: Industry Presentation (Group) 

  • Assessment 3: Career Plan Portfolio (Individual) 

  • Assessment 4: Engagement with the Process (Individual) 

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