Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


The transition from the university learning context into the professional workplace environment and the integration of theoretical concepts and knowledge to real world skills and experience is an important component of any student's professional career commencement.

This course allows students to implement the theory and learning obtained during their degree program in real-life work settings by providing the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills during placements in an industry setting and environment for practicing Nutritionists and Food Technologists.

It provides an overview of how to prepare for career commencement and allows students to understand the expectations of them in an industry context by offering work-integrated learning.

On successful completion of this course, students will improve their skills in job application, career planning, professional conduct and behaviour, teamwork, organisation and management in professional atmospheres.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): FSHN3080. Students who have successfully completed FSHN3080 are not eligible to enrol in FSHN3090.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify expectations of an employer from a job advertisement, write a curriculum vitae and job application letter and prepare for a job interview.

2. Communicate effectively in a professional manner both verbally and in writing.

3. Display professional behaviour in their actions, attitudes and demeanour.

4. Reflect on the application of their theoretical knowledge to the practical requirements of a workplace.

5. Evaluate and report their work experience performance, including their roles, professional strengths and weakness.


  1. Development of job application skills
  2. Professional code of conduct and obligations
  3. Development of communication skills in a professional environment
  4. Professional development




Students who have successfully completed FSHN3080 cannot enrol in this course.

Students must obtain permission from the Course Coordinator to enrol in this course.

Students must have successfully completed at least 100 units in order to enrol in this course.

Students must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Science and Human Nutrition [11680] or the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition /Bachelor of Business [40102] in order to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Portfolio: CV and job application

Report: Report

Presentation: Presentation

Contact hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face Off Campus 160 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.