BUS223 Work Placement 1 (6)

The subject is designed to develop students employability skills and their understanding of professional practice, including the job application process. The subject is also aimed at developing students self-reflection and self-monitoring skills to help build their efficacy and confidence in the workplace. Students apply their academic learning in a professional setting by undertaking 35 hours of work placement either with a new host organisation or by undertaking a project or higher duties in their existing workplace.

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 Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Not Available to Study Centre students. Study Centre students will enrol in BUS224.

Subject Relationships

BUS220 overlapping content
BUS224 Paired Subject
BUS221 overlapping content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define, evaluate, and reflect on employability skills and graduate attributes;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement;
  • be able to prepare an effective job application;
  • be able to explore and enhance personal brand development through academic application and self-development; and
  • be able to explore, develop and evaluate a personal career plan.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Career reflection and planning, and finding the 'right' job
  • Employability skills
  • Graduate skills
  • Personal branding and recruitment in an online environment
  • Resume
  • Job applications
  • Job interviews

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 5 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 35 hours of activity completed as: a work placement with a new host organisation or a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer.

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.