Course Title: Business Information Systems - Learning Portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Information Systems - Learning Portfolio

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Terry Sheehan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5614 Mob 0408586886

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should undertake INTE2113 Business Information Systems – Business Strategy and INTE2115 Business Information Systems – Industry Based Project at the same time as this course, as it contains areas of knowedge and skills which are implemented together in practice. These are co-requisite courses.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT University that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information the RMIT University Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites –

Course Description

The Portfolio component of the Professional Skills Program (PSP) is availalbe to full-time students only. PSP provides an alternative to one semester of the Co-operative Year in industry and acts as a safety net for students who initialy do not undertake Co-operative Education.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The Portfolio aims to specifically focus and build on the skills, capabilities and knowledge that you have personally developed or acquired in your studies and work experience. In particular the Portfolio goals link directly to that aim of achieving employment outcomes. You will be supported in goal setting to develop strategies in areas you and the academic in charge of the course consider require development. A range of activities to assist goal setting, provoke reflection and improve employability are provided.

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Better understand the need for a career focus 
  • Communicate in a business/community culture to achieve outcomes 
  • Reflect on your beliefs and assumptions, values, perceptions and behaviours 
  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of leadership 
  • Demonstrate improved organisational skills

Overview of Learning Activities

Personal Skills Development: you will establish learning goals at the beginning of the semester. Opportunities are provided throughout the semester through skills development seminars and weekly workshops to work on these goals. Goal achievement is then examined through the production of a reflective portfolio. Learning events may include workshops, seminars, industry visits and occasional guest speakers from industry.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.

Overview of Assessment

The learning portfolio may include a Portfolio Outline and a final Portfolio. The Portfolio is designed to provide evidence of work undertaken and a detailed reflection of the learning process.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class, through individual feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.