AGS407 Agricultural Industry Internship (16)

The purpose of this subject is to prepare students to enter their chosen career in a supported manner that encourages personal and professional development and integrates them into the agricultural network. Students will spend 240 hours working beside a mentor within Industry, applying their academic learning in a professional setting and developing a portfolio of their employability and technical skills. The compulsory residential school will prepare students for their time in industry by addressing topics around reflective practice, workplace dynamics, communication, safety in the workplace and professional conduct. It is intended that students will leave this subject with a refined resume and renewed awareness of their personal brand and marketability.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to students in the following courses who have successfully completed the first two years of study in the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science

If studying at the postgraduate level, students require a Bachelor degree in a similar field of study or to gain approval from the Course Director.

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

AGS400 AGS407 is replacing AGS400

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to prepare an effective job application for the Agricultural industry;
  • be able to explore and enhance personal brand development through academic application, self-development and life-long learning;
  • be able to critically evaluate and reflect on practical and technical competency development through personal professional experience by participating in work placement;
  • be able to demonstrate professional obligations within the Agricultural industry; and
  • be able to develop and enhance communication skills to various audiences within the industry.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Preparing for a successful career in Agricultural Industry
  • Developing critical reflective practice
  • Workplace dynamics
  • Communication skills
  • Safety in the workplace
  • Professional conduct (professional behaviour and ethics)

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 40 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

240 hour placement within a part of Industry of their choosing working beside an industry mentor.

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

The 4 day residential school will provide the opportunity to immerse students in a community of practice by introducing them to people working in the field in agriculture.  Importantly, it will be an opportunity for students to be supported in the development of their Professional development Plans and to prepare them for placement within industry.

Special Resources

Travel and accommodation may be required by students to attend the Internship if it is not located locally and the residential school on CSU campus.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.