CONTACT CSU

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018

ACG505 Professional Work Practice (8)

Abstract

Students who have completed at least three semesters of study will be able to undertake a program of supervised workplace experience. Students will spend 140 hours during a semester working on a project or activity in a private or public sector organisation under the guidance of a workplace mentor and an academic assessor. Students will gain experience of Australian workplace culture and environment while being involved in a range of activities in fields such as accounting, finance, taxation and auditing. Students will be individually placed with suitable organisations and the type of work experience will vary.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: ACG505
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 sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

Available to postgraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to complete a supervised workplace project relevant to a student's academic study program.
  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical workplace problems.
  • be able to identify and critically evaluate Australian workplace culture.
  • be able to apply business skills and workplace competencies.
  • be able to critically evaluate the transition from tertiary study to professional practice.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • There is no set syllabus for this subject. Workplace experience will differ for each student depending on the host organisation and specific assigned project. The nature of the work experience will be determined jointly by a workplace mentor and an academic member of staff. Communication between student, workplace mentor and academic supervisor will be maintained for the duration of the project. At conclusion of the workplace experience, each student will be required to prepare a report and make a presentation at a workshop attended by fellow students and academic supervisors.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students will spend 140 hours during a semester working on a project or activity in a private or public sector organisation under the guidance of a workplace mentor and an academic assessor. Workplace experience will differ for each student depending on the host organisation and specific assigned project. The nature of the work experience will be determined jointly by a workplace mentor and an academic member of staff.  

Back

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.