ASC581 Professional Industry Practicum 2 (8)

The purpose of this subject is to either prepare students to enter or progress in 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/profession 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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Restricted to  students enrolled in a Masters qualification

Subject Relationships

ASC380 Paired Subject
ASC381 Paired Subject

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 the animal and associated industries;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical responsibilities of the animal and associated industries in relation to individual clients, animals, the community and society;
  • 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.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Personnel and professional development, including interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving within a business/industry context
  • How to develop a professional portfolio
  • Workplace dynamics
  • Commercial acumen

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 industry placement must differ to that undertaken in ASC580 Professional Industry Practicum 1.

Special Resources

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

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.