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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Anti-requisites

Students must not have completed MNG03237 - 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sector Knowledge of a discipline
2 undertake a range of duties required for employment in business settings Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 communicate effectively with others orally, in writing, and via the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) Communication and social skills
4 analyse and apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the work environment Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
5 appraise the ethical implications of your own and other’s workplace decisions and actions Intellectual rigour Ethical practice
6 critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in your industry sector. Lifelong 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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. undertake a range of duties required for employment in business settings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. communicate effectively with others orally, in writing, and via the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. analyse and apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the work environment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. appraise the ethical implications of your own and other’s workplace decisions and actions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  6. critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in your industry sector.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.