Course Title: Postgraduate Business Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Postgraduate Business Internship

Credit Points: 12.00

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

Special note regarding enrolment in this course: The process for enrolment in this course differs from most courses. More information can be found at https://www.rmitbuswil.com/. Please read the following information carefully and complete each of the steps:

Check you have enough spare elective/s to enrol in this Business Internship course (if unsure, visit Business Connect).

  1. Enrol via Enrolment Online. BUSM4483 and BUSM4609 are flexible courses offered twice a year.
  2. Apply for and secure an internship role with your chosen business or organisation.
  3. Consult with the WIL Academic to have your placement approved (i.e. providing a clear position description) * see notes below.
  4. Complete and sign the RMIT WIL Relationship Agreement before you commence the placement. **see notes below.
  5. Record your placement in InPlace and upload relevant documents.

* Enrolment for this course requires the prior approval of your placement. This is to ensure that your proposed host company business and industry/sector is in line with your degree path. Secondly, that the role and likely tasks/responsibilities are appropriate postgraduate levels of study and thus beyond any basic work experience activity. A job can be sourced in two ways:

If you secure a placement by responding to a RMIT Career hub job advert that quotes BUSM4483 or BUSM4609, then this role is already pre-approved, no further action is needed.

If you respond to an external advert or source your own placement then please email this role to bus.wil@rmit.edu.au for approval.

** A condition of enrolment in this course is the entry into a Workplace Integrated Learning Agreement under which the Student must agree (amongst other things):

  • to comply with the policies, procedures and rules/regulations of both the University and the organisation with which they are placed regarding workplace behaviour, discipline, occupational health and safety and equal opportunity;
  • to comply with confidentiality, privacy and other obligations applicable during and after the WIL Activity (in some cases host organisations will require additional confidentiality/non disclosure agreements as well);
  • if requested, to obtain and supply necessary licences, approvals, police checks, working with children checks or registrations necessary for the WIL Activity and provide evidence that these have been undertaken /obtained;
  • to inform both RMIT and the host organisation of any medical condition or disability that may affect the work performance and require reasonable adjustments during the WIL Activity; and
  • to return all of the host organisations property and documents at the end of the placement.

 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4483

City Campus

Postgraduate

610P BUS Portfolio Office

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Summer2018,
Sem 1 2018

BUSM4621

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

610P BUS Portfolio Office

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4483

City Campus

Postgraduate

610P BUS Portfolio Office

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex17 (ZZZZ)

BUSM4483

City Campus

Postgraduate

610P BUS Portfolio Office

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ),

PGRDFx2019 (SEM2),

PGRDFx2019 (SP19)

Course Coordinator: Dr Simon Thornton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9313

Course Coordinator Email: simon.thornton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.06.26

Course Coordinator Availability: by email Monday to Friday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


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 one-two 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

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

  • CLO1: Meeting or exceeding the expectations/objectives of the agreed position, and, in addition the generically accepted work requirements of: punctuality, professionalism, appropriate and respectful internal/external communications, good work ethic, and visible effort.
  • CLO2: Demonstrate the capacity to work individually and collaboratively in/for a business or organisation.
  • CLO3: Integrate and apply RMIT studies to current business practice, through guided experiential learning in a business context, under supervision and/or support.
  • CLO4: Critically reflect on the design, implementation and evaluation of a work-based project during the placement. 
  • CLO5: Construct reflective praxis in reviewing the value of the work-based project or placement.
  • CLO6: Showcase and formulate your enhanced employability skills to/for future audiences.


Overview of Learning Activities

Throughout this course you will be provided with information and resources via Canvas to guide you through an experiential learning process in relation to the practical work you complete for your chosen organisation.  Before you start your proposed role and/or project, you must seek approval by the responsible academic to ensure this is in line with your current study pathway and level.


Overview of Learning Resources

As provided by the partner organisation.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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.