Course Title: Business Internship 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Internship 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4471

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Spring2014,
Summer2015,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Spring2015,
Summer2016,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

BUSM4471

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Spring2016,
Summer2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4471

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (Q3),

UGRDFlex17 ()

Course Coordinator: Mrs Kathleen Griffiths

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5415

Course Coordinator Email: kathleen.griffiths@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80-10-56

Course Coordinator Availability: by email Monday-Friday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

 


Course Description

This course is an elective for students who find their own opportunity to participate in a (usually)  unpaid Work Integrated Learning Internship, based on a company’s premises. Out of pocket expenses paid by the employer are not considered ’payment’. Total work time is around 120 hours which is 1-2 days per week for 8-12 weeks. Assessment would be around 20 hours on top, making a total of around 140 hours.

How do I apply for an internship related to my course?

 

BUSM4471 operates using a flexible semester with 4 offerings throughout the year.  

 

You MUST have an unused/available elective in your degree program otherwise you will not be able to be enrolled in BUSM4471 and complete your internship for credit. Unpaid Internships outside of an accredited University program may be in breach of the Fair Work Act. For further information please refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman website.  

 

You cannot begin your placement until you have completed the process outlined below

 

So where do I find an internship?

Internships are often advertised on RMIT Careerhub weekly. It is a good idea to ensure you check Careerhub regularly for new opportunities. We also recommend you conduct your own search using websites such as SEEKEthical JobsCareerOne and using your own networks.

 

When can I enrol and commence?

 

There are 4 quarters (4 flexible semesters) in each year with 4 start and finish dates. They are NOT the same as semester 1 and 2.

The dates of each of the 4 semesters are as follows:

Q1: 2/1/17-30/04/17
Q2: 3/4/17-30/0717
Q3: 3/7/17- 29/10/17
Q4: 2/10/17-28/01/18

 

All these dates are fixed by the University and are not negotiable, so be sure to know these details when negotiating your commencement dates with your prospective host organisations.

 

After you secure an internship opportunity, you will need to complete an application to enrol into BUSM4471. 

You then need to receive the confirmation from RMIT Connect which you will then ATTACH to the Application form.

 

Once your application has been approved, you will receive confirmation from the Business WIL team and your enrolment into BUSM4471 will be processed.

 

You MUST NOT commence your placement until BUSM4471 appears in your enrolment on MyRMIT. This administration process will take 2 weeks from the time you submit your Application using the above button. Please ensure you have allowed for this time in your application process and agreed start dtes.

 

If you still have questions regarding any aspect of the Internship application process, please do not hesitate to contact bus.wil@rmit.edu.au for more information. 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students should achieve the following learning outcomes:


CL01: Develop work-ready skills in their preparation for applying for an internship, such as preparation of a suitable curriculum vitae, successfully attending a workplace interview, meeting work requirements of punctuality, appropriate, respectful communications and expectations of quality work outcomes

CL02: Link their studies in their business major to current practice, through guided experiential learning in a workplace, under supervisio

CL03: Participate effectively as a workplace team member, on individual and group tasks

CL04: Undertake reflective praxis in reviewing the value of the work experience linked to the major area of business study.


Overview of Learning Activities

Instruction and guidance in learning by a supervisor in the workplace in relation to the workplace tasks as agreed at the outset of the internship.


Overview of Learning Resources

As provided by workplace.


Overview of Assessment

The first piece of assessment is worth greater than 50% which has been approved by the Business Education Committee

Assessment Task 1: 60%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4