This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
All students are required to complete 30 days (7 h/d) of workplace learning during the non-teaching periods of the first three years of the Bachelor of Animal Science course. All students must complete a minimum of 10 days experience at any one enterprise, and they should aim to attend at least two enterpriises. The enterprises must be approved by the Subject Coordinator or the Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies Coordinator or their nominee. The enterprises may include, but are not limited to those involved with commercial animal production of any type, conservation biology and wildlife, domestic animals and pets, zoological parks and agricultural or biomedical research. Students need to complete workplace learning in more than one of these classes of enterprise and will be encouraged to gain as wide a diversity of experience as possible.
Workplace Learning contributes to the development of the Subject's Learning Outcomes, specifically:
to be able to develop and explain strategies or solutions applicable to animal enterprises that address challenges identified in the relevant industries;
to be able to work effectively and with initiative both independently and as part of a team to meet individual, team or class outcomes;
to be able to summarise, justify and communicate information effectively in a style appropriate to the audience;
to be able to critically evaluate one's own ideas and those of peers; and
to be able to prepare and present a workplace learning portfolio that encompasses experiences, skills, knowledge, capabilities and reflective practice.