Course Title: Extended Practical Placement

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: BUSM7645

Course ID: 020995

Course Title: Extended Practical Placement

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Program Code: C5069 - Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts)

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 224

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: OHTH 5306 Health, safety & security

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work in an assistant capacity in graphic arts studio/s with real industry briefs to meet agreed expectations of the employer for the completion of workplace projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS757 Extended Practical Placement

Learning Outcomes

1. Undertake activities within the role and role boundaries appropriate to the particular workplace
2. Follow directions under supervision
3. Work as a member of a team
4. Undertake an independent project
5. Describe each stage of development in the production process of graphic material within the particular workplaces

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Placement into a design studio or similar industry area to experience and contribute in the work environment. Also to attend folio overviews, tutorials and presentations in preparation for the industry night.

Teaching Schedule

sem 1  
2 Overview: Undertake roles within the role and role boundaries appropriate to the particular workplace
Evaluation and discussion of assessment criteria-OHS issues,
3 Work as a member of a team
Discuss types of placement available and possible. Decide, in small groups, which industry is to be investigated through a fieldtrip using website and provided lists of graduates and industry contacts
6 Undertake an independent project
Discussion of placement opportunities and preliminary placing of students in industry (flexible delivery- day a week, week blocks, combinations as suits each industry situation and student)
8 Attendance part of industry experience, local, national and global 
12 Follow directions under supervision 2.1-4
15 Describe each stage of development in the production process of graphic material within the particular workplace
Fieldtrip to printers. Documentation
18 Tutorial week International students 
sem 2  
1 Students are required to attend industry placements throughout the year, following consultation with supervisor, industry contacts and individual students.
Assessment is based on successful reports/ reviews of industry placement and demonstrated outcomes as indicated by combined performance criteria.
Each student is to have an industry folder with an appropriate cover generated in Develop Self as a Designer. Complete documentation must be included. Assessment is sequential and flexible
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18 Tutorial week International students 

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will be assessed on their performance within a workplace situation through observation and employer feedback.

A graded assessment will occur for this course.

Assessment Tasks

Students will be assessed on their performance within a workplace situation through observation and employer feedback.
A final assessment of competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given on completion of the course.
There is no graded mark given.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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