BUS220 Workplace Learning 2 (8)

The subject is designed to develop students' employability skills and their understanding of professional practice. The subject is also aimed at developing students' self reflection and self monitoring skills to help build their efficacy and confidence in the work place. 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 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS220. 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 students who have completed ACC275, AC276, BUS210 or  BUS221 or Study Centre students.  Study Centre students enrol in BUS221.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is BUS110.

Subject Relationships

BUS210 Similar content
ACC275 Similar content
BUS221 Paired Subject
ACC276 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ACC275, ACC276, BUS221

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define, evaluate, and reflect on employability skills and graduate attributes to plan appropriate professional development activities;
  • be able to explore, develop and evaluate a personal career plan;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement;
  • be able to learn and assess through reflection;
  • be able to prepare an effective job application; and
  • be able to explore and enhance personal brand development through academic application and self-development.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Journal keeping and reflective practice
  • Employability skills
  • Graduate skills
  • Personal branding
  • Career planning
  • Job application

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BUS220 in Session 3 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: placement application
Stream 1 & 2: student placement agreement
All streams:placement plan |career research report
All streams: mock job application
All streams:placement plan |job selection & plan
Streams 1&2: attendance record
Streams 1&2: student review
Streams 1&2: placement evaluation

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 70 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: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.