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41072 Work Integrated Learning 2

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UTS: Information Technology
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 31016c Career Management for IT Professionals AND 41061c IT Professional Experience 1 AND 41062c IT Professional Experience 2 AND 41071c Work Integrated Learning 1 AND 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10345 Bachelor of Science Information Technology Diploma Information Technology Professional Practice
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)

Description

The subject assists students to develop their own approach and framework for dealing with skills research and improvement in their professional practice by guiding their development and management of their workplace process and integration of basic technical skills. It is intended to develop their ACS Software Skills for the Information Age Competency Claims at a higher level.

Because each individual student's work experience is different and IT is very diverse, employer or host organisations are not expected to provide formal training (although some may choose to do so). Students are required to become active learners and seek opportunities to fulfill the objectives of this subject. As it is expected that students gain this level of experience early in their academic program, this subject provides some guidance for this learning.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Use and improve professional communication skills through submission of reports.
2. Understand a range of skills required to progress as a professional and retain a reflective document of work done.
3. Provide proof of progress in a chosen range of fields following the SFIA guidelines.
4. Apply relevant knowledge and skills.
5. Develop and extend their professional portfolio.

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The subject is intended to develop competencies under the criteria provided in the ACS Software Skills for the Information Age as part of effective professional practice.

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is delivered online and students may undertake an internship in a company. The subject consists of compulsory tasks that will allow students to gain or achieve a mark out of 100.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: E-Portfolio on SFIA Level 1 - 3 Competencies

Intent:

To provide a framework for developing and documenting SFIA competencies during internship.

During this task, students will use the resources provided to analyse the specific competencies relevant to their professional practice, which they will then continue to develop. Their personal ePortfolio will serve as a record of achievement in relation to SFIA as well as evidence of meeting various levels of UTS FEIT graduate attributes.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

2 and 3

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

D.0 and D.2

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Provide a clear and effective analysis of competencies to be gained in the internship 50 3 D.2
Regularly describe and document development of competencies 50 2 D.0
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Use resources to develop and claim competencies

Intent:

Students will be required to develop a research report relating to attainment of a set of competencies in the discipline of their internship considering the level of responsiblity attained in autonomy, influence, complexity and business skills.

This may be done through various guided stages with formative assessment.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 2 and 3

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

A.5, D.1, E.1 and F.3

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Research topic based on material provided or investigate own topic using innovation or design to solve and develop the solution 25 1 A.5
Present analysis in a report on research topic as experienced in internship 25 3 E.1
Provide documentation of skill development based on PPIR 25 2 D.1
Analyse how internship learning applied to other work places 25 3 F.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Use resources to reflection on and improve competency claims

Intent:

Students will be required to provide a reflective report relating to their attainment a set of competencies which are in the discipline of their internship considering the level of responsiblity attained in autonomy, influence, complexity and business skills.

This may be done through various guided stages with formative assessment.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1 and 3

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

D.0 and D.2

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Research their areas of competency claim in order to improve their knowledge 50 3 D.0
Provide a reflective report on their improved competency claims 50 1 D.2
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

To pass this subject the students must complete all of the following above listed tasks. Students must achieve a minimum passing mark of 50% overall mark in the subject.