Course Title: Property Work Experience in Industry 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property Work Experience in Industry 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT2120

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt

Workplace

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: David Higgins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252230

Course Coordinator Email:david.higgins@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is expected that students will have completed a minimum of two years of the courses in their degree, to be eligible to undertake a work experience placement.


Course Description

This is a work experience in Industry course (WEI) undertaken by full time students in the program who cannot demonstrate a minimum of 12 months full time, relevant work experience prior to commencing the program.
The course comprises placement in an appropriate firm, under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, wherever practicable undertaking work relevant to the field of study and personal interest within that field.
The placement is for minimum of 84 days work integrated learning, and is usually done on the basis of 3 days per week over a total of 26 weeks, approximately parallel to the academic year. This course and Supervised Professional Practice (2) are completed in the first semester of the WEI period, with Supervised Professional Practice (3) being completed in the second semester.
Each student of Supervised Professional Practice will have a different experience of WEI. Some students will be able to apply discipline specific knowledge more easily than others, but all students will be able to apply a range of generic knowledge and skills in a work context. This course requires students to articulate their own professional and personal development goals with clear evidence of progress and feedback from self and academic and workplace supervisors.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

An ability to discuss the practical experience gained, and benchmark it against the theory and practice covered in the program, articulating any differences and the underlying reasons.
By the conclusion of the placement the student should be able to clearly and logically articulate the practices associated with the particular professional experience gained in the placement.
By the conclusion of the placement, the student should be able to work independently in relation to data collection and the analysis of the material to produce an informed, professional outcome, that can be defended to the supervisor and/or university staff on visits.
By the end of the placement the student should be able to conduct interviews with clients, authorities and other professionals, and use the information in the compilation of a detailed report, commensurate with the activities of the placement practice.
Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of professional behaviours and standards, commensurate with those put in place by the professional bodies and the employer firm, and the ability to produce defensible documents relevant to the stream of study.
Students should be able to delineate between ethical and unethical professional behaviours by the end of the placement, and be able to determine the impact of each on all parties.
Students should display an ability to treat confidentiality with great seriousness, and to go about their business in a professional and ethical manner.


An ability to discuss the practical experience gained, and benchmark it against the theory and practice covered in the program, articulating any differences and the underlying reasons.
By the conclusion of the placement the student should be able to clearly and logically articulate the practices associated with the particular professional experience gained in the placement.
By the conclusion of the placement, the student should be able to work independently in relation to data collection and the analysis of the material to produce an informed, professional outcome, that can be defended to the supervisor and/or university staff on visits.
By the end of the placement the student should be able to conduct interviews with clients, authorities and other professionals, and use the information in the compilation of a detailed report, commensurate with the activities of the placement practice.
Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of professional behaviours and standards, commensurate with those put in place by the professional bodies and the employer firm, and the ability to produce defensible documents relevant to the stream of study.
Students should be able to delineate between ethical and unethical professional behaviours by the end of the placement, and be able to determine the impact of each on all parties.
Students should display an ability to treat confidentiality with great seriousness, and to go about their business in a professional and ethical manner.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students complete all learning activities in the work place and they will experience the normal activities that take place in a property or valuation organisation.  As well as experiencing specific industry training they will also be learning how to communicate and adapt socially within industry.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will need to access and read the guidelines for this course and the related OMGT 2120 and OMGT2121 courses as set out in the School website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/pcpm/ug/property


Overview of Assessment

In addition this course will require students to complete an organisational analysis, and a reflective diary.
Preliminary Preparation
• Seminars are held for all enrolled students on Resume writing, interview skills etc.
• Prospective employers are invited to present their employment opportunities at an employment fair and students apply for the positions in a traditional way through Resume and letter of application.
• Any additional positions are relayed to the students until all students are placed in a work experience position.

a. Assessment includes a detailed diary to be produced. At the end of the placement the student is to produce a clear and concise statement examining the experience gained, and evaluating it against the capabilities.
The supervisor is also asked to produce a reference, based on these capabilities and dimensions.
b. The student will develop a learning contract of capabilities that are expected to be explored over the period of the placement. This will be used as a guide to progress and a source of discussion at meetings between the academic mentor, the student and the workplace supervisor.
c. Students will prepare an organisational analysis, outlining the structure and activities of the organisation where they are undertaking their supervised Professional Practice.