Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


The Industry Placement course provides an opportunity for students enrolled in Newcastle Business School programs to undertake workplace experience relevant to their study. Students complete 100 hours of supervised placement that enables them to apply knowledge developed throughout their studies and acquire new knowledge and professional networks to support their work readiness. Students will observe and participate in a range of work practices as negotiated with the host organisation.

For the most part, placement opportunities with host organisations are organised by the Newcastle Business School. Some of these opportunities incorporate competitive selection processes where students are expected to submit an application or expression of interest. Students who wish to source their own placement will need to gain approval from the Course Coordinator to do so.


Admission to this course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted. Students should enquire through the Course Coordinator or Program Convenor.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge, skills and competencies attained in Newcastle Business School programs in a workplace environment;

2. Demonstrate acquisition of new skills and knowledge to improve employability;

3. Demonstrate development of professional networks for future career development;

4. Engage in reflective practices during a work placement to improve personal and business outcomes;

5. Appreciate and apply professional behaviour and ethical practices;

6. Demonstrate initiative and responsibility for own learning and professional development.


This course requires students to undertake 100 hours of supervised work placement with a host organisation. Students will also attend three compulsory seminars: delivered at the start (Week 1, and if required, Week 2), mid-point (Week7) and end (Week 13) of the semester.


Seminar 1 will deliver instruction on professional preparation, reflective practice, and how to apply relevant knowledge and skills to the workplace environment. Students will conduct a professional skills audit (submitted as Assessment 1) after Seminar 1.


Seminar 2 will focus on career development planning and reporting, and in conjunction with this seminar students will submit a placement progress report (Assessment 2).


The final seminar (Seminar 3) will be a presentation workshop, where students will present an evaluation of their placement to an audience of peers and industry stakeholders (Assessment 3). Submission of a career development portfolio completes the assessment requirements for this course.


Students will informally meet with the Course Coordinator/Placement Officer as required.

Assumed knowledge

This course is designed for undergraduate students undertaking any of the Business or Commerce degrees. The course also has a minimum requirement of completion of 120 units of study in the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Professional Skills Assessment

Written Assignment: Placement Progress Report

Presentation: Post-Placement Presentation

Portfolio: Career Development Portfolio

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face Off Campus 100 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

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