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Additional subject costs

Placements may require students to travel to the place of business of the industry supervisor.

This travel may incur costs, dependent on the mode and distance of travel.

Unit Schedule

Week Date* Activities Assessment
0 21/02/11 All activities will be determined by the placement organisation. No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 28/02/11   All assessment will be based on the number of hours worked in the placement organisation, and the listed assessment tasks
2 07/03/11    
3 14/03/11    
4 21/03/11    
5 28/03/11    
6 04/04/11    
7 11/04/11    
8 18/04/11    
Mid semester break
9 02/05/11    
10 09/05/11    
11 16/05/11    
12 23/05/11    
  30/05/11 SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC

*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.

Assessment Policy

To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:

  • 40% or more in the unit's examination, and
  • 40% or more in the unit's total non-examination assessment, and
  • an overall unit mark of 50% or more.

If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Mid Placement Evaluation
    The university supervisor will conduct an interview with the placement organisation supervisor.
    Criteria for assessment:

    The interview will examine student work practices, output, professionalism and ability to communicate and work within the placement organisation.

    Due date:
    At the midpoint of the placement.
  • Assessment task 2
    End Placement Evaluation
    The placement organisation supervisor will complete a pro forma document evaluating the student's work.
    Criteria for assessment:

    The evaluation examines student work output, practices, professionalism and ability to communicate and work within the placement organisation.

    Due date:
    At the end of the placement.
  • Assessment task 3
    Work Placement Portfolio
    Students are expected to keep a folio of work that they have completed and a diary of their reflections of the work and processes that they have undertaken.
    20% (10% per submission)
    Criteria for assessment:

    The folio and diary will be assessed based on completeness, ability to communicate process and outcomes, and reflection of work done and industry practices.

    Due date:
    The folio and diary will be submitted at the midpoint and at the end of the placement.
  • Assessment task 4
    Oral Presentation
    Students will present their diary and folio to a panel of university lecturers.
    Criteria for assessment:

    Students will be assessed on their learning and reflections of their placement, descriptions of work done and understanding of the industry that they have been placed in.

    Due date:
    At the end of the placement.


Assignment submission

Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.

Extensions and penalties

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