BUS385 Work Placement 2 (6)

This subject focuses on people at work through the development and application of a personal reflection on diversity, tolerance and forms of bias; Australian Indigenous Cultural Competency; and the development of cultural competence in general. The Indigenous Australian content in this subject builds on students completion of IKC101 and considers Australian Indigenous perspectives and contributions to workplace and business practices. Students will also develop their language and communication skills, in the context of cultural diversity in the workplace. Students apply their academic learning in a professional setting by undertaking 70 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 BUS386.

Subject Relationships

BUS386 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives and contributions to workplace and business practices;
  • be able to present an integrated view of the various disciplines of business: to understand how a multi-disciplinary perspective can be used to address issues relevant to Australian Indigenous communities;
  • be able to use self and professional critical reflexivity to develop discipline specific and culturally appropriate skills for working effectively with diverse cultures and Indigenous Australian colleagues, clients, businesses, persons and/or communities;
  • be able to reflect on and question personal values and ethics in developing a social justice ethos, and in relation to areas such as tolerance, forms of bias, diversity and power;
  • be able to use appropriate language and communication strategies to inform the resolution of workplace challenges related to cultures or diversity; and
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Ethics, power and values
  • Indigenous Australian Content in Courses (IACC)
  • The Indigenous business sector
  • Cultural competence
  • Understanding diversity, tolerance and bias
  • Language and communication in a diverse workplace

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 70 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.