Course Title: Organise and participate in a practical placement

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3232

Course Title: Organise and participate in a practical placement

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term2 2012

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of a full time integrated program.

This unit aims to familiarise learners who are speakers of languages other than English with the Australian workplace, relevant terminology and work tasks. It covers negotiation of a placement, communication in
the workplace, occupational health and safety, evaluation and record keeping.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificate III in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU556 Organise and participate in a practical placement


1. Plan practical placement

2. Negotiate practical placement arrangements

3. Communicate in the workplace

4. Participate as a member of the workplace under supervision

5.Debrief and evaluate work experience

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 2+ and Listening 2+.


  • The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 3.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  • evidence of the ability to plan, organise and participate in a work placement program
  • evidence of the ability to source workplace information 
  • evidence of the ability to respond to and interpret a range of workplace instructions and seek assistance as appropriate
  • evidence of the ability to evaluate a practical placement
  • a mid semester interview and portfolio presentation

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

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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