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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 the Business Programs Unit 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 Learning contract (0%), work learning journal (25%), placement presentation (15%), and project report (60%)
Description This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business 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 of 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. Assessment will include a reflective journal, a business project report, and an oral presentation on the placement.