Course Title: Environment and Planning Work Placement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environment and Planning Work Placement

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

NOTE: This is a WIL (Work Integrated Learning) course. Students need to ensure all WIL related approvals (via all necessary forms and other agreements) are undertaken prior to commencement of any WIL activity, regardless of whether any placement is arranged through the University or independently by the student. In the event of a proposed overseas placement, further university approvals are also required regarding student international mobility before commencing any placement or internship. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Andrew Butt

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3351

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B8. L11. R31

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge

It is expected you have completed two semesters of your postgraduate program before enrolling in this course to provide an opportunity to develop a portfolio of relevant academic and project work to prepare you for your placement. 

Course Description

In this course you will undertake a work-based placement. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems and address real issues faced in organisations. The course will also enable you to further understand ‘professionalism’ in an environment or planning setting. You will further reflect on the nature of professionalism and ethics in this course, and have opportunities to apply knowledge you have acquired in the work based setting. You will be able to develop and explore particular interests and skills in your placement, which will provide a basis for developing a professional network with colleagues and position you favourably for future employment opportunities. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and model professional conduct in a range of workplace settings
  2. Apply academic and theoretical knowledge as well as technical skills to practical situations
  3. Critically reflect upon and analyse professional work practices
  4. Synthesise current developments and debates in the environment or planning professions 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be supported to develop a work plan, in conjunction with your workplace supervisor, that will enable you to develop, practice, monitor and evaluate your professional skills. Other activities include attending workshops and maintaining a reflective journal. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

1. Workplace Planning and Reporting Task (20% Linked to CLOs 1 and 3) 

2. Reflection and Progress Reporting Task (40% Linked to CLOs 1, 2, and 3) 

3. Professional Practice Analysis Task (40% Linked to CLOs 1, 3 and 4) 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.