BUS110 Workplace Learning 1 (8)

This subject is the first of a series of three subjects which focus on employability skills, personal skills and career planning. The subject has a particular emphasis on enhancing professional knowledge of working in a business environment, expanding on employability skills and building on practical experience. As part of this subject, students will gain practical experience and apply their academic learning in a professional setting through a work placement either with a new host organisation or by undertaking a project or higher duties in their existing workplace.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS110. 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 Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Not Available to Study Centre students. Study Centre students will enrol in BUS113.

Subject Relationships

BUS113 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify personal examples of key employability skills, evaluate where personal skills require development and create a plan of action to show how skills will be developed;
  • be able to discuss the relationship between learning and career and life development, and apply this personally;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement;
  • be able to identify professional, career and life choices, go on to develop a strategy to achieve these, begin to apply them and appraise their efficacy; and
  • be able to reflect on personal career and life choices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Life-long learning supportive of career goals
  • Communication including types of business communication and negotiation
  • Teamwork and relationships in work and life
  • Problem solving and assertiveness
  • Self-management and learning
  • Planning and organising
  • The role of reflective practice
  • Locating and using information effectively to aid personal career development and networking
  • Understanding the relationship between self, work, society and the economy
  • Making career enhancing decisions and the role of mentors

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BUS110 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
All streams: form a: stream / placement approval
Streams 1 & 2 form b: placement agreement
All streams: assignment: learning and expectations
All streams: assignment: vision board
All streams: assignment: linkedin profile
All streams: assignment: placement | recruitment
Streams 1 & 2 form c: attendance record
Streams 1 & 2 form d: student review
Streams 1 & 2 form e: placement evaluation

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 5 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 35 hours of activity completed as: a work placement with a new host organisation or a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer.

Special Resources

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

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