ASC380 Industry Practicum 1 (8)


The purpose of this subject is to prepare students to enter their chosen career in a supported manner that encourages personal and professional development. This subject allows students to take the knowledge gained in previous subjects and apply it within a business/profession context. The practicum consists of three weeks of placement within an approved business, during which students are expected to be actively engaged in activity for no less than 7 hours per day. During practicum, students are evaluated on a range of assessment tasks designed to encourage reflection of their own professional/personal development as well as improve their communication and interpersonal skills, technical competency, and self-learning and problem solving skills. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC380
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is specific to the Bachelor of Equine Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. Students who have not completed the first 2.5 years of this course cannot enrol in this subject.
(ASC106 or ASC206 and ASC201 and ASC209 and ASC412) or (ASC390)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to work effectively and show formed linkages with the part of Industry towards which they have a career orientation;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of animal welfare in equine, animal care or veterinary services activities;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical responsibilities of the equine, animal care or veterinary services industries in relation to individual clients, animals, the community and society;
  • be able to obtain a level of technical competency to allow them to operate effectively and independently within the workplace;
  • be able to participate effectively as part of a team;
  • be able to discuss the complexities of industry practice in context;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to identify problems within the workplace and demonstrate problem-solving skills;
  • be able to clearly identify personal goals and learning needs with regard to professional practice and development including an ability to learn independently;
  • be able to maintain of portfolio identifying practicum experiences and the learning that has taken place as a result of these experiences; and
  • be able to demonstrate professional conduct within a workplace.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Personnel and professional development, including interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving within a business/industry context
  • How to develop a professional portfolio
  • Workplace dynamics
  • Commerical acumen

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 15 days duration. Students are required to spend 15 working days within a single industry placement. This industry placement must differ to that undertaken in ASC381  Industry Practicum 2.

Specialised Resources

As students are required to complete this subject in industry placements they may incur travel and accommodation costs.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.