In this unit, the first of two IT Professional units, students will undertake an IT industry placement of at least 192 hours during the semester. Students will put into practice the knowledge and skills developed in their course. The placement needs to be approved by the Course Coordinator. Students will get an opportunity to gain valuable real-world IT professional experience, and know the relevant industry practices such as the respective skill of particular major 'Web and Mobile Application Development', 'Network and System Computing',  time management, project management, client liaison, and budgets. 

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Students have to complete the common first year and six units of a major plus two units of the graduating core in the second year.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Gain relevant industry experience;  
  2. Demonstrate critical reflective practice in the assessment of their personal strengths and development needs in the context of their work-readiness and career planning;  
  3. Identify and convey the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the professional workplace in a relevant IT major setting;  
  4. Develop leadership skills by working on a project within an industry;  
  5. Apply degree-related knowledge and skills to real-life situations.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflective Journal 20%
Presentation Presentation of Project 30%
Report Industry Experience and Mentor Report on the project 50%
Reflective Journal: completed at the end of each week of placement, not required for week 1 and 12. Presentation of Project: completed within the 12 weeks of industry placement. Industry Experience and Mentor Report on the project: completed within the 12 weeks of industry placement.

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