ITC396 IT Work Placement (6)

This subject focuses on the development of the student's professional identity, knowledge and work practice. Through closer integration of theoretical constructs with their current or proposed work environment they will have the opportunity to extend their critical reflective practice, and further explore their own personal development, professional skills, and work ethic. As part of this subject, students will gain practical experience and apply their academic learning in a professional setting through a 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 Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to Bachelor of Information Technology students.  Not Available to Study Centre students.

Assumed Knowledge

ITC105 and (ITC233 or ITC206 or ITC292 or ITC293)

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.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing critical reflective practice
  • Fitting into an organisation
  • Rational work attitude and self-management
  • Negotiation, influence and conflict resolution
  • Presentation Skills
  • Professional behaviour and ethics
  • Using mentoring to advance development

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.