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41074 Work Integrated Learning 4

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

Requisite(s): 41073c Work Integrated Learning 3 AND 31138c Review of IT Experience AND 31016 Career Management for IT Professionals AND 41061 IT Professional Experience 1 AND 41062 IT Professional Experience 2 AND 41071 Work Integrated Learning 1 AND 41072 Work Integrated Learning 2 AND 41063c IT Professional Experience 3 AND 41064c IT Professional Experience 4
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
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.

This subject is similar to 41072 Work Integrated Learning 2 but involves more research and deeper reflection as well as a higher level of skills attainment.

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 this is the second subject in this area that students complete, it is envisaged that less guidance is required although further extension in their work is encouraged.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Students will use and improve professional communication skills through submission of reports and through concurrent internship experience.
2. Students will document their professional and personal development in a range of skills required to progress as a professional and will retain a reflective document of work done.
3. Students will provide proof of progress in a chosen range of fields following the SFIA guidelines to level 3 to 5. They will demonstrate personal and professional development within their workplace context.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

  • Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.) (A.5)
  • Demonstrate research skills (B.6)
  • Self-management - Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning. (D.0)
  • Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning (D.2)

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. This subject is similar to 41072 but involves greater depth of research and reflection and a higher level of attainment.

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is delivered online. Students may undertake an internship in a company and reflect on this for their learning. There are 2 compulsory tasks directed towards students gaining professional competencies.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: E-Portfolio on SFIA Level 3 to 5 Competencies

Intent:

To provide a framework for developing and documenting claims of competencies achieved during internship.

During this module, students will use the resources provided to develop specific competencies required for professional practice. Their personal e-portfolio will serve as a record of achievement in relation to SFIA as well as evidence of meeting various levels of UTS FEIT graduate attributes from work done in 41073.

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):

A.5 and B.6

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 A.5
Regularly describe and document development of competencies 50 2 B.6
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 in their portfolio 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 under the SFIA framework

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):

A.5 and B.6

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Provide documentation of skill development based on PPIR 50 1 A.5
Present competency claims in a report on based on experience in internship 50 3 B.6
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 and improve their claims relating to their attainment of 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 under the SFIA framework.

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.