This unit of study will serve as an industrial experience unit for the course in which students will undertake a substantial Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience for their employer or selected organization. Students will be asked to take part in a project agreed to by their workplace supervisor and Victoria University coordinator. The project will provide students with the opportunity to gain experience of a real world situation and where possible apply their academic learning (the key principles covered in the course) to those situations.

Unit details

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. As a member of a project team identify and analyse the performance requirements given in their national building code and fire safety issues related to a building and develop approaches to address them;  
  2. Gain experience of a real world situation;  
  3. Relate the key principles covered in the course to a building project; and  
  4. Reflect upon technical skills that they have developed throughout the industrial experience and what they aspire to develop in the rest of the course.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Report (8000 words) 80%
Report Reflection (2000 words) 20%
The report will be independently assessed by the workplace supervisor and VU coordinator. The reflection report will be assessed by the VU coordinator.

Required reading

International Fire Engineering Guidelines 2005 ed.
Australian Building Codes Board, 2005
Australian Building Codes Board

Where to next?

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