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Work Integrated Learning Postgraduate 1

Work Integrated Learning is a subject available within ICMS postgraduate degrees. Please click the button below to find a postgraduate course.

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Work integrated learning (WIL) is an important opportunity for students to apply the learning from their core and specialisation subjects and to hone essential workplace skills.

To achieve this, WIL801 incorporates approaches to learning that recognise and utilises contributions from both academic and workplace settings through intentional integration of theory and practice.

Meaningful introductory work experience in this subject, coupled with rigorous academic studies, provides students with the opportunity to place their studies in context by working on an assigned project.

Students will be given the opportunity to identify, analyse and develop a solution to solve a problem within an industry setting. They will reflect on their career goals through new insights into a workplace and discipline-specific cultural and behavioural expectations.

Students are supported by academic supervisors in small groups and one-on-one meetings to guide them in their skills development and critical reflections.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Analyse and critique the main discipline based practices used in specific business contexts.
b) Design, plan and execute a project in the specialised field of study as instructed by the workplace supervisor.
c) Analyse and synthesise relevant business information in order to develop evidence-based and sustainable solutions for a workplace setting.
d) Succinctly communicate work related issues and outcomes to a range of organisational stakeholders.
e) Critically reflect and generate insights on workplace culture, relevant professional expectations and career aspirations.

Student Assessment:

Most assessment tasks are submitted using the Learning Management System, Moodle. For more instructions on submitting the assessment tasks, please refer to the instructions in Moodle for more specific information of the subject assessment submission requirements.

Broad Topics to be Covered:

Commencement of work placement; initial meeting with academic supervisor and discipline group 
Workplace orientation and integration 
1st Milestone discussion with academic supervisor 
Topic: Project planning 
Working in a multi-generational and diverse workforce 
Milestone discussion with ICMS Work Integrated Learning (WIL) department 
Topic: Conflict resolution 
2nd Milestone discussion with academic supervisor 
Corporate Culture – define your workplace corporate culture 
Milestone discussion with ICMS WIL department 
3rd Milestone discussion with academic supervisor 
 Topic:  Theory & Practice 
 Critical reflection 


Please note that these topics are often refined and subject to change so for up to date weekly topics and suggested reading resources, please refer to the Moodle subject page