Subject Title Professional Placement II / Industry Training
Subject Code WIL301A / IND202
Assessment Title Report (Selection Criteria)
a. Professional Expertise
b. Innovative Problem Solving
c. Technology and Information Literacy
d. Global Citizenship
e. Skilled Collaboration
f. Agile Leadership
g. Independent Self-Management
Learning Outcome/s (found in the Subject Outline) a. Apply employability skills consistently in a variety of professional settings
d. Rate the placement experience against the STAR model
e. Evaluate the relevance of professional experience to lifelong learning
Assessment type Individual
Weighting % 40%
Word count 2000 +/- 10%
Due day Week 11 (Monday 23:55)
Submission type Turnitin ?
Format / Layout of Assessment
ICMS Cover Page
The purpose of this assessment is to provide the opportunity for students to draw on experiences and skills development during placement and synthesise these experiences and skills into demonstrable employability skills.
Employability means the ability to find, create and sustain meaningful work across the career lifespan. Employability skills facilitate your employability and can include communication, teamwork, adaptability, initiative and leadership; and can extend to industry/discipline technical skills such as specific IT platforms and systems knowledge. Your CliftonStrengths are also employability skills.
Students are required to respond to four selection criteria, each criterion will highlight a particular employability skill.
In responding, students will use the STAR model against each criterion in order to explain how they have demonstrated the employability skill.
The STAR Model which is one way of presenting yourself and your skills against the selection criteria often used in job applications and interviews. For example, against the criterion, think about the following and use these points to form sentences into a cohesive paragraph that demonstrates application of the skill and sells yourself:
• Situation: Set the context by describing the circumstance where you used the skills or qualities and gained the experience.
• Task: What was your role?
• Actions: What did you do and how did you do it? Here you can
• highlight how your CliftonStrengths supported/facilitated your action
• Results: What did you achieve? What was the end result?
Students will also evaluate their overall placement experience and its relevance to their future studies and career.
This will be assessed via the following:
REPORT (SELECTION CRITERIA)
You are completing the final study period of placement, you are reflecting upon and consolidating your entire placement experience and the skills you have developed. This represents a significant learning event worthy of evaluation.
Refer to the framework, instructions and prompt questions below to help guide your report:
Introduction - 350 words guide
Outline the selection criteria that you have chosen and briefly explain why you have chosen each selection criteria (employability skill).
Body: Respond to Four (4) Selection Criteria - 1200 words total guide (300 words for each of the four selection criteria chosen)
Use the STAR model as the underlying framework to respond to four selection criteria and outline how you have demonstrated the relevant employability skill. You need to incorporate two of your CliftonStrengths in addressing the criteria.
Choose four selection criteria from the options listed below:
- demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively
- good organisational and time management skills
- proven ability to work as part of a team
- well-developed customer service skills
- proven ability to manage project
- ‘own choice’ selection criteria (one max.)
Should you choose your own selection criteria as one of your three, the selection criteria (employability skill) chosen should be more specific to your industry / discipline. This may include specific IT platforms, systems knowledge, sponsorship administration, digital platforms, stakeholder engagement, event co-ordination etc.
Conclusion - 350 words guide
Wrap-up your placement experience. Explain what has been gained from your placement. Describe how your placement improves your overall skill level and knowledge and its relevance to your future studies and career.
What are your next step(s) for your development?
THE SELF AND EMPLOYER EVALUATION (ON-LINE) FORMS ARE DUE IN WEEK 12. THESE FORMS ARE NOT ASSESSABLE BUT ARE REQUIRED FOR SUBJECT COMPLETION.
THE EMPLOYER EVALUATION FORM IS COMPLETED BY YOUR PLACEMENT
SUPERVISOR/HOST AND INCLUDES CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PLACEMENT HOURS. IT IS
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FACILITATE THE COMPLETION OF THIS FORM WITH YOUR
PLACEMENT SUPERVISIOR. WE CANNOT PROCESS SUBJECT COMPLETION WITHOUT CONFIRMATION OF COMPLETED PLACEMENT HOURS OVER THE STUDY PERIOD.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND THE FORM LINKS ARE AVAILABLE ON MOODLE.
Readings for the assessment
On the Student Support Centre (SSC) resource page there are a variety of academic resources and tips available to support students with their tasks and activities.
This assessment is to be written in first person. First person point of view uses pronouns such as ‘I/we’, ‘me/us’, ‘my/mine’, ‘our/ours’. This is a reflective piece of writing therefore first person point of view is the most appropriate form of writing.
For additional information on Employability Skills see
https://www.jobjumpstart.gov.au/article/what-are-employability-or-softskills and otherwise refer to credible on-line sources including those listed in the Subject Outline on Moodle.
For additional information on the STAR model see
https://www.training.com.au/selection-criteria-examples-andtemplates/ and otherwise refer to credible on-line sources including those listed in the Subject Outline on Moodle.
Further tips and examples may also be available on Moodle.
No specified reading material. Refer to the relevant class content, readings, theories and concepts from relevant academic units if applicable. Research from reliable academic and industry sources if applicable.
Numerous academic journals and text books can be accessed via MyAthens using your Office365 username and password - https://portal.office.com
Refer to the ICMS Style Guide and (if applicable) APA referencing method to correctly reference material in the body of your report (in-text citations) and in the alphabetical Reference List. See the Student Support Centre (SSC) resource page for guidance.
Grading Criteria / Rubric Please see below
WIL301A / IND202: Assessment 3 – Report (Selection Criteria) – Marking Rubric
Criteria HD (85-100) D (75-84) CR (65-74) PASS (50-64) FAIL (0-49)
Outstanding context provided. Context is clear and main points outlined succinctly. Presented with significant clarity and logical flow.
Well-described context provided.
Context is clear and most main points covered. Presented with clarity and logical flow.
Generally appropriate context provided.
Context is evident and some main points covered. Presented with appropriate clarity and flow.
Some context provided. Context is understood, limited points covered. The meaning is apparent but lacking some clarity and/or focus.
Provides little or no relevant context. Context is not clear and nearly all main points not covered. Lacks clarity and relevant information.
Selection Criteria using the STAR model
Comprehensive response to selection criteria which clearly identifies and demonstrates the employability skills using the STAR model. In-depth examples provided with highly logical flow.
Detailed response to selection criteria which identifies and demonstrates the
employability skills using the STAR model. Detailed examples provided with logical flow.
Response to selection criteria is understandable, STAR model applied but may lack some clarity and/or show gaps in application.
Limited application and understanding shown of the STAR model. Only marginally demonstrates the employability skills in the response to the selection criteria. Example(s), when applicable, are not provided with clarity or not always directly relevant.
Very limited or no clarity to the selection criteria response. Fails to demonstrate employability skills and no evidence of the application of the STAR model. Example(s), when applicable, are not provided or are not relevant.
Clear and concise conclusion including thoughtful insights and connections to the future. The next development step shows deep reasoning and is highly logical. Detailed conclusion, offering useful insights and suggestions of future benefits. The next development step is reasoned and logical. Provides understandable conclusion. Some suggestions of future benefits. The next development step is appropriate but may lack some clarity or logic. Simple conclusion. Limited connection to future relevance. Lack of clarity or consistency in the next development step, marginally connected or generic statements provided. Little or no conclusion provided. No attempt to discuss future relevance. Little or no attempt to provide next development step.
(10%) Exceptionally well written, logical flow and clearly organised and essentially free from grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Well written and logically organised with minor errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Above average writing style and logically organised with some errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Average and/or casual writing style that is sometimes unclear and/or with some errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Work may look as though it is in draft form. Poor writing style lacking in clarity with errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
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