Course Title: Industry Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Theresa Lyford

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5444

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Business TAFE School

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil. The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course in the Associate Degree in Business builds on capabilities developed over the preceding courses in the associate degree.

Course Description

The goals of this course are to enable you to apply your academic learning to a business or organisational situation. You will be able to utilise the theories, concepts and tools developed in your academic studies to solve a business problem, achieve a company goal or improve a business process or system. This practical and hands-on course will provide you with the opportunity to assess, research and analyse a workplace situation and then propose recommendations and devise a plan for implementation. Provision will be made for you to receive feedback on your solution to the business problem that you have addressed. You will also be given the opportunity to reflect on your own professional and personal development.

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

As the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course in the Associate Degree in Business this course builds on capabilities developed over the preceding courses in the associate degree program.

Communicative capability

  • communicate processes of thinking and reflection 
  • communicate results – qualitative, graphical, electronic, text.

Socially aware and responsible practice 

  • make judgments about personal behaviour vis a vis authority and power 
  • frame judgments and practice within professional, legal and ethical frameworks

Evidence based practice 

  • use data & information to support decision making 
  • interpret the work of others and make judgments of value.

Information management/literacy 

  • access information from a wide variety of sources, discern value and use.

Responsive practice 

  • ‘read’ environments, see and create opportunity showing initiative.

Problem Diagnosis and Solving 

  • diagnose problems in complex situations and employ non-linear approaches to problem solving for complex situations – critical analysis and intuition 
  • imagine the implications of decisions and actions and use to inform decision making.


The learning objectives of this course are to enable you to develop your:

  • business research and analytical skills
  • application of concepts, theories and academic research to practical business situations
  • professional writing skills
  • professional presentation skills
  • personal and professional reflection capabilities

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  •  design a work based project which adds value to a business (eg, solve an organisational problem, assist in achieving an organisational goal, or designing and developing a work process or procedural improvement)
  • employ business research and analysis techniques
  • effectively communicate and negotiate with stakeholders associated with the project
  • prepare a business report on the project
  • deliver an oral presentation to the stakeholders
  • reflect on and document the development of discipline-specific capabilities, as well as generic graduate attributes (eg, as part of an employment application)

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will be practice-based and may include practical exercises, simulations and group exercises. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your own performance, as might be required when applying for employment, in order to identify your strengths, areas for improvement and strategies to address these.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of material to online course materials on the Blackboard through myRMIT and additional online information from the RMIT Library, Career Development and Employment and Learning Skills Unit. You may also be able to avail yourself of an e-portfolio in order to document evidence of your skills acquisition.

Specific textbook resources that support the course will be highlighted on the Blackboard through myRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will comprise: 

  • written exercises, project proposal and project report
  • oral presentation
  • classroom involvement, including reflection on knowledge and skills development