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AVBS2012: Industry or Business Placement

This placement will give students experience working in a professional environment. This may include any number of non-farm agriculture or animal-related business, e.g. A pharmaceutical company, a feed/nutrition company, a stock and station agent (e.g. CRC or Elders), farm consultancies (e.g. agronomist), ag-tech companies, zoos or conservation sites, non-profit organisations (e.g. RSPCA, WIRES), museums etc. During your placement it is important for students to understand the nature of the business the environment in which it operates, the governance and how management decisions are made. More detail can be found in the placement guides on Canvas. There is a comprehensive list of businesses on the SONIA site, or students are welcome to find and add a new site.

Code AVBS2012
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 0
Prerequisites:
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AVBS1002 and AVBS1003
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply the range of interpersonal skills necessary to establish a professional rapport with potential employers, clients and co-workers
  • LO2. Write a professional consultant style report specific to workplace enterprises
  • LO3. Reflect on experiences that may inform your choice of career
  • LO4. Critically evaluate the relevant industry or business and key issues
  • LO5. Apply learnings from coursework to design or develop solutions to key issues
  • LO6. Actively engage in work integrated learning experiences

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.