Workplace Learning

Unit code: BSK3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Online Self-Paced
Prior approval/authorisation from the Work Integrated Learning Department must be received before students can enrol in this unit. Students should refer to staff in the Centre for Work Integrated Learning, VU Business School, by email to [email protected] for further information relating to registration and preparation for the WIL Program as well as details on the established criteria and procedures for enrolment and successful completion.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Gain business experience in the unit Workplace Learning.

You will be exposed to a real-world work setting, allowing you to learn directly from experienced professionals. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and practical skills and increase your employability, networks and industry understanding.  You will be required to describe and analyse the role you are undertaking and the workplace context in which your learning is occurring. You will critically reflect on feedback on your performance, what you have learned about yourself and how your academic studies have prepared you to be an effective employee. A career plan will be developed, informed by the insights you have gained.

Real-world work settings may include short-term workplace assignments, industry-linked projects, internships or practicums, part-time or casual employment or voluntary work in a course-relevant industry sector. These supervised settings will allow the practical application of knowledge gained through your previous studies.

All activities for this unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the Work Integrated Learning team. Credit will not be approved retrospectively for unauthorised activities.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate their own technical and interpersonal skills in relation to those required by the employers or professions that they aim to pursue;
  2. Exhibit technical business skills and interpersonal skills in a workplace setting, diagnose areas for skills development and develop appropriate strategies to address skills gaps identified;
  3. Authenticate work experiences and skills and incorporate these in a career plan;
  4. Network with professional contacts within their chosen industry sector; and
  5. Critically reflect on the integration of their academic and workplace learning.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 20%
Situational analysis report
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Critical reflection, self-appraisal (30%) and industry evaluation (10%)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Career plan

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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