Course Title: Business Internship 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Internship 4

Credit Points: 48.00

Important Information: To be accepted on this course, all students will have previous experience with, or will be able to demonstrate the following important work ready skills:

  • Preparing a curriculum vitae (CV) suitable for applying for a postgraduate level internship/role
  • Attending a workplace interview
  • Receiving successful and unsuccessful application outcomes
  • Accepting an offer of employment and starting a new job/role in a professional manner

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office


UGRDFx2019 (SP19)

Course Coordinator: Dr Simon Thornton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9313

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location:

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email appointment Monday to Friday standard business hours.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an elective for students who wish to participate in Work Integrated Learning Internship with an organisation.  Under this elective, you are expected to work a minimum of 480 hours in total. This is equivariant to 40 hours per week for a 12 weeks period.  Under the Fair Work Commission guidelines, the maximum any student may work without pay is 240 hours. Therefore, placements on this course will either be 50 or 100% paid.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


 During the placement period, students will complete graded assessments that meet the following course learning objectives: 

  • CLO1: Meeting the generically accepted work requirements of punctuality, appropriate and respectful internal and external communications, good work ethic, and visible effort.
  • CLO2: Meeting the expectations and objectives of their position and demonstrate the quality of work outcomes.
  • CLO3: Integrate and apply RMIT studies to current business practice, through guided experiential learning in a business context, under supervision and/or support.
  • CLO4: Demonstrate the capacity to work individually and collaboratively in/for a business or organisation.
  • CLO5: Undertake reflective praxisin reviewing the value of the work-based project or placement.
  • CLO6: Showcase and communicate your enhanced employability skills.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in practical based learning in or for an employer/organisation.  Key learnings, guidance and instruction will be facilitated by a supervisor from the employer/organisation.  It is expected that you should leverage from the experiences and make the most of the internship opportunity.  You can expect to receive feedback and learning information from your supervisor. 

Overview of Learning Resources

As provided by employer/organisation.  Please note there are no prescribed or recommended texts for this course. All supporting resources can be found on Canvas.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 6

Assessment Task 2: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 4: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 5

Assessment Task 5: 20%
Linked CLO's: 2, 4, 5, 6

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.