BUS387 Work Placement 3 (8)

In this elective Workplace Learning subject, students apply their academic learning in a professional setting by undertaking 105 hours of work placement either with a new host organisation or by undertaking a project or higher duties in their existing workplace. Students will also complete the Charles Sturt STRIVE Leadership program online. Students who successfully complete this subject will receive a Certificate and acknowledgement of Charles Sturt University Leadership on Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate, and reflect on employability skills and graduate attributes to plan appropriate professional development activities;
  • be able to explore, develop and evaluate a personal career plan;
  • be able to develop practical competence through personal professional experience by participating in work placement;
  • be able to critically reflect on their own leadership capabilities in the workplace; and
  • be able to think and act inclusively with an awareness of diversity and equality.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • STRIVE modules: -Leadership -Personality, brand and values -Goals and motivation -Time management, professional development and life balance -Communication and presentation skills -Diversity and equity -Work health and safety -Strategy, risk management and vision -Leading teams and group dynamics -Feedback and coaching -Meetings, agendas and minutes -Change and conflict management -Decision making and problem solving -Succession and career planning
  • Reflective practice

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 105 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.