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Unit of study_

AVBS4000: Professional Development

A key component of The AVBS degree is the Placement program. This is a workplace-based program requiring a minimum of 40 days of placement to be completed by the end of the third year (6th semester) of your degree. At least 15 days must be completed On-Farm. The remaining days are undertaken in a range of other approved work environments. The aim of the program is to encourage students to gain experience in a wide range of animal related industries and introduce them to the many career options available to them after graduation. We encourage students to apply their skills and knowledge in a professional environment, while also developing a real-world view of animal industries.

Code AVBS4000
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Professional Placements Program - they should have undertaken 40 days of industry placements (during years 1-3) prior to enrolling in this UoS. Reporting is capture via SONIA and Canvas across their degree

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

  • LO1. Experience and Evaluate the major and emerging animal industries first-hand
  • LO2. ​Understand and evaluate the production, development, finance, marketing, research and management of domestic, native and exotic animals and animal products across a range of environments and managerial systems
  • LO3. ​Analyse the current issues associated with animal science in a global context
  • LO4. Apply the range of interpersonal skills necessary to establish a professional rapport with clients, colleagues and academics​
  • LO5. ​Synthesise the learnings from your degree to develop particular interests that may inform your choice of career
  • LO6. Develop and practise skills in CV writing and job interview techniques
  • LO7. Execute skills in professional consultant-style report writing.​
  • LO8. ​Critically reflect on the pivotal relationships between your degree, the rural environment, your professional placements, and your personal beliefs and values and those of your peers, community and society.