Course Title: Postgraduate Business Internship (24cp)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Postgraduate Business Internship (24cp)

Credit Points: 24.00

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Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Jonathan Boymal

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5671

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to work in a partner organisation, to assist in the transition between university and their future careers. Partner organisations may be from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students are required to attend at their partner organisation for at least the equivalent of two-three days each week over 12 weeks, by arrangement between the student and the partner organisation. Students will undertake the placement under the guidance of a workplace mentor and with the support of academic and professional University staff. The range of projects in which the student will be involved will be determined according to the project priorities of the partner organisation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Refer to learning outcomes


Students should achieve the following learning outcomes

1. Integrate and apply discipline knowledge in a practical workplace context
2. Communicate effectively with a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
3. Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively in an organisation.
4. Critically reflect on the design, implementation and evaluation of a work-based project or placement

Overview of Learning Activities

Instruction and guidance in experiential leaning by a workplace mentor in relation to the project agreed at the outset of the placement.

Overview of Learning Resources

As provided by the partner organisation.

Overview of Assessment


A final mark of 50% or above is required to pass in this course.

Assessment Alignment Matrix


Learning Outcomes

Assessment 1 – Reflective Journal (Weekly Log) : 30%


Assessment  2 – Portfolio of Work: 20%


Assessment 3 – Research Report: 50%