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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

Students must not have completed TOUR6002 - Tourism and Hotel Internship

Unit aim

Completing this Work Integrated Learning unit (WIL) unit requires 150 hours of work in an organisation over ten weeks. Students will apply, analyse and evaluate the knowledge gained throughout their degree and demonstrate this in a series of structured assessments. Outcomes will include enhanced business communication skills and an understanding of the skills and attributes required for career success

Unit content

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship by undertaking productive work at an operational or supervisory level, dependent on their experience and career goals, within a business or organisation relevant to their major. The internship may be completed in Australia or overseas in a country where the student is entitled to work.

Students are responsible for finding their own internship placement, with advice and support available from their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) lecturer. On finding a position, students must submit a Notice of Placement form for approval. This document is the contract between the student and the internship host, and provides important information regarding the proposed position that is used to assess its suitability for an internship. The internship cannot commence until such time as a letter of confirmation has been received from the WIL Coordinator.

The study guide for this unit is structured according to the five stages of internship proposed by Swietzer & King (1999):

Stage 1: Anticipation
Stage 2: Disillusionment
Stage 3: Confrontation
Stage 4: Competence
Stage 5: Culmination

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sector
2 undertake a range of duties required for employment in business settings
3 communicate effectively with others orally, in writing, and via the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
4 analyse and apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the work environment
5 appraise the ethical implications of your own and other’s workplace decisions and actions
6 critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in your industry sector.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sector
  2. undertake a range of duties required for employment in business settings
  3. communicate effectively with others orally, in writing, and via the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  4. analyse and apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the work environment
  5. appraise the ethical implications of your own and other’s workplace decisions and actions
  6. critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in your industry sector.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.