ASC381 Industry Practicum 2 (8)

The purpose of this subject is to prepare students to enter their chosen career in a supported manner that encourages personal and professional development. This subject allows students to take the knowledge gained in previous subjects and apply it within a business/professional context. The practicum consists of 15 days of placement within an approved business, during which students are expected to be actively engaged in activity for no less than 7 hours per day.

During practicum students are evaluated on a range of assessment tasks designed to encourage reflection of their own professional/personal development as well as improve their communication and interpersonal skills, technical competency, and self-learning and problem solving skills.


Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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 Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

This subject is specific to the Bachelor of Equine Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.  Students who have not successfully completed all subjects in the first 2.5 years of either of these courses cannot enrol in this subject.

( ASC106 or ASC206 and ASC201 and ASC209 and ASC412 ) or ( ASC390 )
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to work effectively and show formed linkages with the part of Industry towards which they have a career orientation;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of animal welfare in equine, animal care or veterinary services activities;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical responsibilities of the equine, animal care or veterinary services industries in relation to individual clients, animals, the community and society;
  • be able to obtain a level of technical competency to all them to operate effectively and independently within the workplace;
  • be able to participate effectively as part of a team;
  • be able to discuss the complexities of industry practice in context;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to identify problems within the workplace and demonstrate problem-solving skills;
  • be able to clearly identify personal goals and learning needs with regard to professional practice and development including an ability to learn independently;
  • be able to maintain a portfolio identifying practicum experiences and the learning that has taken place as a result of these experiences; and
  • be able to demonstrate professional conduct within a workplace.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Personal and professional development, including interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving wihin a business/industry context
  • How to develop a professional portfolio
  • Workplace dynamics
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are required to spend 15 working days within a single industry placement.  This placement must differ to that undertaken in ASC380 Industry Practicum 1.

Special Resources

As students are required to complete this subject in industry placements they may incur travel and accommodation costs.

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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