BUS370 Workplace Learning 3 (8)


This subject, which focuses on critical reflection, and evaluation and appraisal skills associated with professional knowledge and work practice, provides students with an opportunity to expand on employability skills and professional practice knowledge gained from BUS110 Workplace Learning 1 and BUS220 Workplace Learning 2. Through closer integration of university learning with the work environment, students will have the opportunity to extend their reflective practice, and explore their own personal development, professional behaviour and work ethic. As part of this subject, students will generally gain practical experience through a work placement and apply their academic learning in a professional setting.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS370
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 sessionSY/USSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in BUS220

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply knowledge of contemporary thinking in employability skills and career planning to enhance personal skills applicable to the work environment;
  • be able to reflect on and evaluate personal approaches to work and professional ethics;
  • be able to demonstrate personal development across a range of work preparation skills;
  • be able to develop proficiency in working independently and in working effectively as a team member; and
  • be able to evaluate personal development across a range of professional practice skills.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Rational work attitude and self management
  • Professional behaviours and ethics
  • Fitting into your organisation
  • Assertiveness in the workplace
  • Team leadership
  • Oral and written communication
  • Performance metrics management
  • Business meeting and presentation skills

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 120 hours of activity completed as: a work placement with a new host organisation;  a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer ; or structured learning activities.

Specialised Resources

Travel may be required to attend a work placement with a host organisation.


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.