Assessment

Assessment for industry placement units

BEW3100 Work Placement Program (12 credit points)

There are two assessment components to the Work Placement Program:

  1. Employer assessment (30% of total mark)
  2. Academic assessment (70% of total mark)

1. Employer assessment

Your employer will assess your performance in the role and duties assigned to you. Add sample  The School Education Office will provide an assessment sheet to your employer.

2. Academic assessment

After completing your work placement, you will need to submit a Work Placement Report. Important things to note about your Work Placement Report:

  • It should be 7,000 words long (+/- 10%)
  • It is due 4 weeks after you complete your work placement
  • You are strongly encouraged to obtain advice on the content of your report and feedback on drafts from your assigned academic supervisor.
  • Your report should be submitted to the Campus Coordinator for the Work Placement Program

Because every student’s work placement is different, it is not possible to specifically define the format of the Work Placement Report. However, as a broad structure for the assessment, your report should focus on comparing the actual practices of an organisation with theories learned in your course. This ensures that you consciously examine and integrate theories learned in your course with real world practices.

Comparing the actual practices of an organisation with theories learned in your course offers two outcomes:

  1. Practice and theory are aligned. This is a positive outcome because it shows that the organisation’s practices are consistent with cutting-edge theory. This information will be important to the report because it reinforces the organisation’s current practices.
  2. Practice and theory are not aligned. You should address the question, ‘Why are theory and practice not aligned?’ Is the theory learned not realistic, or is the organisation not following cutting-edge theory? In either case, this finding is very important for both the organisation and the University and will be a vital part of the report.

BEW3110 Work Experience Program (6 credit points)

There are five assessment components to the Work Experience Program:

  1. Personal development workshops (20%)
  2. Reflective Report (50%)
  3. Presentation (10%)
  4. Employer Assessment (10%)
  5. Statement of purpose, student feedback and future action plan (10%)

1. Personal development workshops

Upon successfully applying for the Work Experience Program, you are required to attend a series of pre-placement workshops to further develop your professional skills and prepare you for the industry placement. The workshops will be held in Semester 2 for placements during the Summer semester (dates will be provided at unit briefing session).

2. Reflective Report

Over the course of the placement, you are expected to record and reflect upon your day-to-day professional experiences, challenges and learning. To assist with the writing of the Reflective Report, each day’s professional activities should be recorded daily for the entire duration of placement. And information from the log book will form the basis of the Reflective Report.

The format and marking rubrics of the reflective report will be provided to students enrolled in the unit. The Reflective Report is due at the end of the placement, along with the student feedback form and future action plan attached in the appendix.

3. Presentation

Towards the end of placement, you will be required to prepare a video presentation about your Reflective Report and present it to the unit coordinator. The format, marking rubrics and dates for the video presentation will be provided to students enrolled in the unit.

4. Employer Assessment

Your employer will assess your performance in the role and duties assigned to you. The School Education Office will provide an assessment sheet to your employer. An example of the Employer Evaluation Form is available here.

5. Statement of Purpose, Future Action Plan and student feedback

This assessment relates to three areas:

  • When completing the application form, you are required to provide three statements of purpose. The statements are focused on your thoughts before the start of placement.
  • Towards the end of your placement, you will complete a Future Action Plan. Start by reviewing your Statement of Purpose and reflecting on your learning and the personal insights you have gained during the work placement. Then, describe future actions you will take to increase your employability and to achieve your career goals. The format and marking rubrics of the Future Action Plan will be provided to students enrolled in the unit.
  • Towards the end of placement, you will also complete a feedback form to highlight your progress in terms of personal and professional development during the placement and to suggest areas where you might find it valuable to focus attention in preparation for the next graduate recruitment period.