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BWIL6573: Job Smart Edge

Intensive October, 2022 [Block mode] - Remote

The Job Smart Edge unit is designed to provide students with the employability skills and tools to work effectively in an organisation. The unit features a client project bootcamp jointly delivered by careers and employability practitioners and educators. The focus is on preparing students to successfully undertake industry-focused problem-solving work in diverse teams. The learning journey includes an intensive 2-week virtual Digital Industry Project with a real client, with pre- and post-project employability workshops to provide students with the skills, models and tools to allow them to navigate and secure further employability opportunities. Workshops cover learning how to plan a project, launch a project, ensure project engagement, wrap up a project and communicate about a project. The assessments are designed to assist students with setting personal, team and project goals, with working on a project challenge and preparing a report for a client, and with developing and reflecting on individual employability capabilities developed through the program (including innovative problem solving and interpersonal leadership skills). By the end of the unit it is expected that students will be more equipped and prepared to face the world of employment.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Work Integrated Learning Hub
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Gaia Grant,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Assessment 1: Project report
Preparing a draft report for the Digital Industry Project
35% Week 03
Due date: 09 Oct 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 11 Oct 2022
2000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Presentation Assessment 2: E-portfolio
Compiling & presenting evidence of employability skills development
35% Week 05
Due date: 23 Oct 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 02 Nov 2022
1000 Words / 5 web pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3
Assignment Assessment 3: Process report
Reflection & evidence of attendance & participation in Seminars & Workshops
30% Week 06
Due date: 30 Oct 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 09 Nov 2022
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
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Assessment summary

Assessment 1: Project report
This assignment involves the preparation of an authentic group project report for a client as part of the Job Smart Edge Digital Industry Project. It requires the effective practical application of the business models, skills and tools demonstrated and trialled in the seminar and workshop sessions.

Assessment 2: E-portfolio
The e-portfolio assignment is designed to provide evidence of employability skills development throughout the unit. In this assignment students compile a personal employability e-portfolio from relevant notes in the process diary, and each student is then required to present their portfolio to the unit mentors and peers and respond to questions as part of an employment presentation simulation.

Assessment 3: Process report
In this assessment, students are required to provide evidence of attendance and participation in the seminars and workshops. The evidence includes goal setting and process diary reflection entries to demonstrate seminar and workshop participation and skills development, based on the practical project management experiences from the Digital Industry Project and readings from the literature.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

As per Business School Policy, any assessment submitted after the due time and date will incur a late penalty of 5% of the total marks per 24-hour period, or part thereof, late (note that this is applied to the mark gained after the submitted work is marked). Since submission is electronic, weekends and public holidays count as days in the same way as working days.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 1. PLANNING A PROJECT: Introduction to the course, the experiential & reflective project-based approach, the assessments, the project team, and to project planning skills. Models, skills & tools for framing a challenge and planning accordingly. NOTE: Each week includes - Seminar (1hr, online) + Workshop (2hrs - online and face-to-face options available) Block teaching (3 hr) LO1
Week 02 2. LAUNCHING A PROJECT: Models, skills and tools for identifying original, well-structured & strategic approaches for project work. Block teaching (3 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 03 3. PROJECT ENGAGEMENT: Models, skills and tools for involving individuals and teams in collaborative and objectively effective processes. Digital Industry Project (WK1) Block teaching (14 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 04 4. WRAPPING UP A PROJECT: Models, skills and tools for highlighting and testing unique and practical solutions for implementation, and evaluating success. Digital Industry Project (WK2) Block teaching (14 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 05 5. COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY: Developing skills for presenting your employability capabilities and your ideas. Block teaching (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 06 6. FINAL PRESENTATIONS Block teaching (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Identify and develop innovative problem-solving capabilities and skills that will enhance employability.
  • LO2. Cultivate the ability to work effectively with others from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • LO3. Develop oral and written communication skills through interactions with industry stakeholders, using a range of communication and presentation modes.
  • LO4. Evaluate issues related to employability and professional development by reflecting on experiential learning opportunities in the light of research.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Adding ULOs and assessments as endorsed by the UoS Subcommittee meeting (30/03/2021).


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