IT Professional 1

    Unit code: NIT3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    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.
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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 knowledge of relevant industry practices such as 'Web and Mobile Application Development', 'Network and System Computing', time management, project management, team skills and client liaison. 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical reflective practice in the assessment of their personal strengths and development needs in the context of their work-readiness and career planning;
    2. Manage their roles and responsibilities in a professional capacity, including identifying risks to their development and actively seeking to resolve them;
    3. Identify and convey the knowledge, skills and attributes required in a professional IT workplace; and
    4. Identify and develop teamwork skills required for working on an industry project.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 20%
    Reflective Journal
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Presentation of Skills and Learning
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 50%
    Industry Experience Report

    Required reading


    As part of a course

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