Community Placement (BUSS2503)


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.

Further unit of study information


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.


Learning contract (0%), work learning journal (25%), placement presentation (15%), and project report (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

8 units with a credit average

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.