|Subject Title||Work-integrated Learning - 2|
|Assessment 3 Title||Report (Selection Criteria)|
|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
|Word count||1,500-1,750 words|
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.
Students are required to respond to three 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:
Students will also evaluate their overall placement experience and its relevance to their future studies and career.
This will be assessed via the following:
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 - 300 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 Three (3) Selection Criteria – 1,000 words total guide|
|(300-350 words for each of the three selection criteria chosen)|
|Use the STAR model as the underlying framework to respond to three|
|selection criteria and outline how you have demonstrated the relevant|
|Choose three 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 - 300 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?|
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