Course Title: Management - Work Integrated Learning 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management - Work Integrated Learning 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM3147

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

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

BUSM3196

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11

Course Coordinator: Dr. Alan Montague

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5653

Course Coordinator Email:alan.montague@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 108.16.47

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Management Work Integrated Learning 1 is offered in the final year in the Bachelor of Business degree. It is the prerequisite and precursor for your work placement in WIL 2, which will complete your degree. WIL 1 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to recapture and integrate the major learnings of your previous years of study, apply these to the world of work and develop professional capabilities necessary for successful professional careers.  As prospective university graduates it is expected that you will bring your specialised knowledge of concepts and theories into the workplace. Additionally, it is expected that you complement your technical and specialised skills with graduate attributes and employability skills.

During this course you will be encouraged to select prospective companies for your work placement in WIL 2. In preparation for this placement you will acquire the necessary project management tools, research techniques and performance management tools that will enable you to execute an actual business project in your placement organisation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is designed to integrate students’ academic studies with practical work experience in either simulated or actual circumstances. It is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation and to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations. . The main focus of this course will be examining issues that relate to the complexity of business management and professional career management by focussing on employability skills and research connected to labour market complexities stemming from ageing societies, skill shortages and other related demographic factors. Students will engage in a variety of learning activities that are designed for the adult learner. These include elements of group work, individual exercises, projects and presentations. Students are also required to utilise learning resources at RMIT along with added resources referred to in lectures/workshops.

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. This course has been designed as a ’Work Integrated Learning’ (WIL) course in which aspects of your academic learning will be applied in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes below


In this course, you will be provided with learning opportunities to:
     1. integrate and critically analyse key concepts, theories and research from your core and major courses and apply them to contemporary workforce issues
     2. understand and apply the principles of effective project management to a business context
     3. understand and demonstrate the employment of effective performance management techniques to a business project
     4. demonstrate the satisfactory application of a problem solving model 
     5. utilize diverse business communication methods
     6. articulate and progress your graduate attributes and employability skills


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be comprised of learning activities geared to you as an adult learner. The lecturer will facilitate your learning through knowledge and process input, experiential exercises to apply the learning and reflective exercises to integrate the learning. You will be afforded opportunities to critically analyse approaches and discern best practices for yourself. The learning activities will be comprised of a combination of teacher-led lectures and demonstrations, class participatory exercises, team projects, self directed learning projects and self refection. Where appropriate and possible, guest lecturers will be invited. This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to the lecturer in person and on online. Through the RMIT Learning Hub, you will be able to access the course outline, timetable and assessment requirements, lecture notes, digitised readings, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online. You are free to suggest the addition of materials and readings that you think would benefit other students. Additionally you will be encouraged to attend professional development workshops generally available at RMIT.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is concerned with your ability to demonstrate your level of mastery of the learning objectives. This will primarily occur through written pieces of work that are completed individually and/or in groups.