In this unit, students will continue undertaking IT industry placement of at least 192 hours during the semester after completing the first unit, Industry Placement 1. The placement needs to be approved by the Course Coordinator. Students will identify a project that can be completed within the constraints of the unit and complete the project using the knowledge and skills developed in the Industry Placement 1. The students will also demonstrate leadership, teamwork and conflict resolution skills by working collaboratively within a team. Because this is a placement unit, students can expect to encounter complex situations that they will need to pro-actively manage with support from their mentor and the unit convenor.

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NIT3001 - IT Professional 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Enhance an existing product or create a new product in their respective workplace;  
  2. Apply leadership and team work skills by working collaboratively in a team, responding to feedback and advancing project outcomes;  
  3. Pitch the contribution effectively to the target audience; and  
  4. Articulate how the skills learned in the project experience connect with future professional pathways.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflective Journal 20%
Presentation Presentation of Project 30%
Report Industry Experience Report on the project 50%
Reflective Journal: completed at the end of each week of placement (weeks 3-14). Presentation of Project: completed in week 16. Industry Experience Report on the project: completed within the 12 weeks of industry placement.

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