Community Placement (BUSS2503)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites

48 credit points with a credit average

Additional Information

Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please see: http://sydney.edu.au/business/cpp for further information.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.