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AHT274 Industry Practice (8)

Abstract

 This subject requires students to undertake an approved placement for the equivalent of four weeks with an agribusiness, service or retail organisation relevant to their course (this may be with their current employer). Students will investigate and reflect upon the context and processes of management and/or production (relevant to their course) in the work environment they observe and experience; analyse  outcomes; and formulate solutions to issues they identify. The expectation is that this placement will be undertaken in the latter stages of their course, so students can apply information and techniques obtained and developed in earlier subjects.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCY O'Connor - Muresk Institute
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AHT274
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 Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to analyse and contextualise aspects of management and/or production during their industry placement.
  • Be able to identify issues within the business/organisation and formulate appropriate solutions.
  • Be able to determine the linkages between the theory and the observed practice associated with two management and/or production topics
  • Be more 'industry ready' through completion of their work placement

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Four weeks equivalent industry placement covering the following topics:
  • Introduction and guidance regarding industry placements
  • Learning in the workplace
  •    continuous learning model
  •    workplace as a social context
  •    learning from action
  •    learning in the workplace is cognitively different
  •    benefits to the individual and to the organisation
  • Workplace culture - effect on the development and management of human resources
  • Types of workplace learning
  •    formal, informal, incidental
  •    transformational learning
  •    reflecting on the learning process
  • Preparing a business overview report
  • Identification of issues in the workplace and formulation of solutions.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students are required to undertake an approved placement with an agribusiness (on or off-farm), service or retail organisation relevant to their course, over a period equivalent to 20 working days. They will investigate and reflect on the context and processes of management and/or production in the work environment they observe and experience, and analyse management and/or production outcomes. The expectation is that the placement will be undertaken towards the latter stages of their course so the students can apply information and techniques obtained and developed in earlier subjects. 

Specialised Resources

Students will be required to travel to their workplace. In some instances, students will be required to arrange their own accommodation during this period(s). 

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.