Industry Training forms part of all ICMS undergraduate degrees. You are required to undertake a placement with an approved employer where you gain experience out in the work place that is relevant to your degree. It is an opportunity to prepare for your future professional career by gaining relevant experience in your chosen industry. You will also learn the skills required and gain contacts for your future career.
There are two stages in our industry training program:
During your first year of study you will undertake a Pre-Placement Program. You will prepare a resume, practise interview techniques and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to secure your placement. The Pre-Placement Program is delivered by staff from our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) office who provide coaching and guidance. This valuable experience will prepare you for your placement and equip you with skills for future employment.
You will complete your industry placement with one of our industry partners. The industry placement provides the practical platform to achieve the learning outcomes of the work integrated learning (WIL) subjects and complete the required assessment tasks. The assessment tasks integrate theory and practice and facilitate self-reflection and critical analysis.
There are no college fees during your industry training period as you will be on placement with one of our prestigious ICMS industry partners. This is an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have learned at ICMS, gain valuable contacts in your chosen field of study as well as gain practical “real world” experience that enhances your career.
For undergraduates, your Industry Training placement entails working for a minimum of 780 hours over the course of two study periods. This can equate to approximately nine months’ placement. WIL assessments consist of assignments and evaulations where you can reflect on your academic learning. Support and guidance is given throughout your interviews and your industry placement.
Postgraduates, your placement includes a 600-hour work integrated learning (WIL) subject. This subject will see you fully immersed in the day-to-day activities of a business with responsibility and accountability for professional outcomes. You will apply knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to events, and collect and analyse data to examine and develop solutions for a ‘research problem’ such as a market opportunity or a source of inefficiency.
The industry training team are in regular contact with employers who partner with us to offer you a great work integrated learning experience. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to meet with potential employers at career fairs held on campus.