BUS370 Workplace Learning 3 (8)


This subject focuses on the development of your professional identity, knowledge and work practice. It provides you with an opportunity to build upon the skills, knowledge and personal insights gained from Workplace Learning 1 (BUS110) and Workplace Learning 2 (BUS220). Through closer integration of theoretical constructs with your current or proposed work environment you will have the opportunity to extend your critical reflective practice, and further explore your own personal development, professional skills, and work ethic. As part of this subject you will generally gain practical experience through a work placement or project and apply your academic learning in a professional setting – either your current, a new employer or, in agreed circumstances, by undertaking a range of structured learning activities.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS370
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 sessionSY/USSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in BUS220

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically reflect on and evaluate the application of theory in a workplace setting;
  • be able to apply knowledge of contemporary thinking in employability skills, career planning and development to enhance personal skills applicable to the work environment;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement; and
  • be able to evaluate personal development across a range of professional practice skills.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing critical reflective practice
  • Business Communication, meetings, and governance
  • Linking Theory and practice
  • Fitting into your organisation
  • Rational work attitude and self-management
  • Assertiveness in the workplace
  • Negotiation , influence and conflict resolution
  • Presentation Skills
  • Leading in the workplace
  • Professional behaviour and ethics
  • Using mentoring to advance my development

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 120 hours of activity completed as: a work placement with a new host organisation;  a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer ; or structured learning activities.

Specialised Resources

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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.