Business, Government & Law Professional Internship (10236.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.5||12||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
There will be at least three compulsory (assessable) workshop sessions held on campus where students, as part of the larger internship cohort, will undertake activities relating to: 1) Preparing for an internship; generic and personal skills required; awareness; professional practices; relevant theories and services of the Careers UC; 2) Mid-placement workshop and 3) Post-placement workshop. Students would benefit from having completed Foundations of Professional Planning Unit or equivalent units in other faculties addressing professional planning and workplace generic skills.
For information on internships please read MyUC https://www.canberra.edu.au/content/myuc/home/course/internships-and-placements/course-internships.html
Please refer to the BGL Internship FAQ page https://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/busgovlaw/internships/faq-business-and-government for additional information on the internship process.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and report on the relationships between discipline specific theories and real-world professional practice through self-directed learning;
2. Synthesis, analyse and apply discipline specific related practices and identify how these relations could be improved;
3. Communicate individual and group experiences both orally and in written form with confidence and clarity; and
4. Demonstrate the application of employability skills including technology team work; problem solving; initiative and enterprise; planning and organising; self-management; and learning skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesStudents must complete 48 credit points toward any UC degree AND have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5, or above, AND/OR participate in an interview process AND permission from the unit convener is required.
Incompatible units10158 Business, Government & Law Extended Internship
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
There are no required textbooks for this unit. However students are expected to research widely in various journals, newspapers, online and related career texts to assist with your assessment and preparation for the world of work. Theories that you have learnt throughout your degree or researched online or in scholarly journals should be revisited and incorporated into your major research report.
Recommended readings only
Bassot, B., 2016. The Reflective Journal. Macmillan International Higher Education Red Globe Press ISBN 9781137603487
Bassot, B., 2017. The Employability Journal. Palgrave Red Globe Press Ebook ISBN - 9781137603821.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items are to be submitted to Assignment Drop boxes in CANVAS. You should plan and prepare these items while undertaking your internship.
For approved late submissions due to the late start or finish of your internship:
Research Report Part A – 3 weeks after the commencement of your placement.
All other required assessments – 3 weeks after the completion of your placement.
In case the Canvas site is no longer accessible after the conclusion of the semester, please email them directly to the unit convener.
Specific details for each assessment item, due dates, drop boxes and marking rubrics are also available on the CANVAS website.
Remember that plans/drafts/working notes will be discussed with your convener at set appointment times throughout the semester so that you will have ample opportunities to plan and prepare these items while undertaking your internship. To leave all assessment work for this extended professional internship until the last week will be an absolute disaster for you. The whole intention of the unit is to continuously work on and discuss with your convener assessment items and your individual progress at regular monthly meetings throughout the Semester.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
It is essential that you make it your habit to check the unit's CANVAS site for workshop dates, times and information - these will be updated regularly.
Careers UC drop-in session
Careers UC drop-in session is available for any concerns or assistance required in obtaining an internship.
Drop-in times are-
Monday - 10 AM - 12 PM
Tuesday - 11 AM - 1 PM
Wednesday - 11 AM - 1 PM
Thursday - 2 - 4 PM
Friday - 10 AM - 12 PM
This unit being 12 credit points involves an internship placement of approximately 6 months duration and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports and diaries. As mentioned above participation in all learning activities on and off campus (including workshops and regular convener meetings - see Section 3) is recommended for the successful completion of this unit.
At least a week before the first day at your placement each student must complete the "InPlace" software programme which can be found on the Canvas or UC website where you will submit all details of your placement including the business name; supervisor's name, addresses, email address, dates of internship etc BEFORE your Internship commences. When approved by the unit convener an email will be sent to both you and your supervisor indicating confirmation. Further details on how to use InPlace will be given during the first virtual workshop.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener.
No additional costs beyond your travel, accommodation expenses, a police check (if required - currently approximately cost approximately $29) together with your normal unit enrolment fee are anticipated. If you are working with children you may also require a current working with children approval certificate (currently these are free for unpaid internship positions). If you require this certificate and/or a Police Check then steps involved on how to obtain these certificates can be found at www.canberra.edu.au/placement
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves an approximate 6 month work placement completed either virtually or at your designated venue. Therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. Should you experience any unprofessional behaviour during your internship please let your unit convener know as soon as possible. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (virtual workshops, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If such requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Please remember that for success in this unit it is essential that you have a continuing dialogue (eg via email, virtually or campus meetings) with your unit convener as you proceed with your placement. This will ensure all your goals are achieved.
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