Course Title: Business Internship 4b

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Internship 4b

Credit Points: 48.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office


Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Simon Thornton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9313

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F06 R029

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Designed specifically for students completing the Bachelor of Business Professional Practice program, this course provides a 48 credit point opportunity to immerse yourself in work-integrated learning, working in a partner organisation in an area relevant to your future career. Partner organisations may be from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including private industry and not-for-profit organisations.

For this course, you are expected to work around 480 hours in total for the approved host industry partner. This should be undertaken at one time, for example 12+ weeks in a ‘full-time’ capacity spread across the semester or teaching period. Using the Fair Work Commission guidelines, RMIT recommends that the maximum you should work without pay is 240 hours. Therefore, placements on this course should either be at 50% or 100% remuneration at the current minimum wage level or above.

While completing a Business Internship you will have access to academic mentoring throughout your internship, as well as specialised career and personal development opportunities through the College of Business and Law’s Professional Practice Academy.


After enrolment and before commencement of the internship, the following must be completed:

  • You are responsible for securing your own internship.
  • The position must be approved by the Course Coordinator.
  • A WIL Agreement must be completed by you, the host organisation, and RMIT University.
  • The internship and associated documents must be recorded in the university’s InPlace WIL system.
  • International internships must be registered through RMIT Global Mobility’s Mobi system.
  • Assessment requirements should be read and understood prior to commencing your internship.

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Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Curate and present your Bachelor of Business portfolio to reflect your suitability for a specific work opportunity. 

CLO2: Integrate and apply previous RMIT studies to current business practice, through guided experiential learning in a business context, under supervision and/or with support.

CLO3: Demonstrate professional capabilities, such as inclusivity, appropriate application of decision-making methodologies and the ability to collaborate effectively, in a workplace context. 

CLO4: Apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills to a range of workplace challenges, identifying and concept-testing solutions that are culturally appropriate and fit for purpose.

CLO5: Build on your personal narrative, and showcase and communicate enhanced employability skills using evidence from your internship.

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.

Learning will be supported with practical tasks; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis. In addition, personal research and development activities and recommended readings will cement knowledge gained. 

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. You have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5

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

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

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

Assessment 5: 10%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, outcomes and approaches, and by individual consultation.