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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Community Placement
UoS Code BUSS2503
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Intensive February, Intensive January, Intensive March, Semester 2, Intensive August, Intensive December and Intensive July
Prerequisites 8 units with a credit average
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact Business Education for details:
Lectures Equivalent of six weeks full-time placement plus 9 hours pre-placement workshops; 2 hours mid-placement workshop; 2 hour end of placement de-brief workshop.
Assessment group presentation (10%), individual presentation (15%), engagement plan (20%), implementation report (25%), critical appraisal report (30%)
Description This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in social enterprise while conducting a community-based project placement. The unit is structured around three assessed tasks which are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise business concepts while engaged in practical business development. During the community placement, students may be involved in a variety of projects, which will afford the opportunity to apply business skills and theories from prior learning. This will provide firsthand experience that demonstrates how these skills and theories can support the solving of business problems in a practical business and community-engaged context, identifying opportunities, developing strategies and designing processes, procedures and management practices in order to enable a community project to fully realise its mission. Assessed tasks are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise social business concepts while engaged in practical business development, and include scope setting and strategy development, a presentation and a reflective report.