ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title INPB605: Industry Placement 605
Assessment Progressive Learning Portfolio
Length Part A - Progressive Learning Portfolio: 2500 Words equivalent through diagnostic and job securing activities
Part B – Proof of Hours
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a. Engage with industry employability trends and processes to secure opportunities for industry placement.
b. Apply knowledge, skill and abilities developed at the School to the work environment.
c. Contribute to the organisational workplace through appropriate responses to projects and/or tasks as a constructive member of a team.
d. Critically reflect upon experiences within the specialisation sector.
e. Critically reflect upon and apply key performance competencies for building a career in an employment environment.
f. Evaluate the operations from a management perspective.
Submission Due Friday the 17th June 2022 11:55pm, Week 10
Weighting Students are required to submit every component of the Assessment Briefs to obtain a non-graded pass for this industry placement unit.
Students will negotiate with their Learning Facilitator how they wish to showcase the development and competency of at least three (3) employability skills during their placement activity. These three (3) employability skills will be directly relevant and applicable to your chosen career path. Upon completion of this assessment, you will have a portfolio that demonstrates your skills and ability to learn and develop, which you can then show to potential employers in the future.
The second part of this assessment is submission of your Proof of Hours.
A JISC report looking at the future of assessment notes that 'Authentic assessment lets the learner express themselves in ways which feel natural to them and prepares them for what they are going to do next. Technology offers opportunities to test knowledge and skills in a more realistic and motivating way than pen and paper tests, which can appear irrelevant outside the academic world. More authentic assessment also encourages the learner to integrate knowledge and skills, and act on knowledge. It develops deeper, more integrative personal learning and knowing' (JISC, 2020:9). This is one of many reviews on education and assessment that advocate for more personalised approaches to learning and assessment. At Torrens we are taking these ideas forwards into our practice through the use of 'negotiated assessments' and this unit of study is one of our first pilot units adopting this assessment methodology. It'll feel different to other assessments you have done previously in your life as a student, but it is the way for the future, so embrace the challenge, open your mind, and make this process work for you because you are the one in the driving seat.
JISC (2020) The Future of Assessment: 5 principles, 5 targets for 2025. JISC: Bristol, UK.
Part A: Progressive Learning Portfolio
Students will negotiate with their Learning Facilitator how they wish to showcase the development and competency of at least three (3) employability skills during their placement activity. The employability skills you choose should be directly relevant and applicable to your chosen career.
Some options to choose from include:
1. Learning, self-development and reflection
2. Agility, adaptability and flexibility
3. Emotional resilience
5. Coaching and mentoring
6. Working well with others
7. Organisational awareness
8. Social and cultural awareness, responsibility and inclusivity
**Please refer to the, “TUA SmartSkills Framework” located on the Assessments section on Blackboard for further detail about the above skills.
The evidence students choose to showcase can include video demonstrations, a presentation, a written submission, or other activities of the student’s choice. The showcase should be collated in a manner that could be shown to future employers demonstrating:
1. How they have applied their course learning to professional development practice.
2. How they have addressed skills development identified in the diagnostic in Assessment 1 for INPA605– Industry Placement INP605.
3. Evidence of their development and competency in a professional context.
*The length of this assessment is 2500 words, or equivalent. Equivalence can be a presentation, video, animation etc and roughly 10-12 minutes in length.
Part B: Proof of Hours (Minimum 500 hours)
Students must provide evidence of the total hours worked throughout the entire industry placement, in a relevant approved position with an approved employer in order to pass this subject.
The requirement is a minimum 500 hours over a minimum of 24 weeks. Proof of hours needs to be submitted through Blackboard in Part B folder.
There are two (2) ways of providing this evidence – please choose (1) of the below options:
OPTION 1 – Written Statement from Employer
• Must be on company letterhead, showing company name and address
• Must show your name, position, and total hours worked
• Must show your start date and finish date (hours worked outside of these dates will not count)
• Must be in Word or PDF Format
OPTION 2 – Proof of Hours Template AND Pay Slips
• Complete Proof of Hours Template in an excel document showing hours worked each pay period, with total at the bottom.
• Must submit template with all company pay slips as supporting documentation
Please note there is no excuse for not submitting your Proof of Hours. If your company cannot assist you with a letter proving your hours, you can still submit the Proof of Hours Template and your pay slips, as described above.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
Please submit Part A – Progressive Learning Portfolio to the Part A submission link in the Assessments section on Blackboard.
Please submit Part B – Proof Hours to the Part B submission link in the Assessments section on Blackboard.
When submitting their assessment task, students will be asked to declare the academic integrity of their assessment by completing and signing an assignment cover sheet. You can
find the assignment cover sheet here
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or extenuating circumstances, please consult the Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework and ELICOS and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment
Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator
Assessment Criteria Fail (Unacceptable)
Progressive Learning Portfolio
Linkage of placement learning to the course content - (technical and theoretical knowledge acquired on placement linked back to the program content and learning)
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge developed within the program.
No referencing of academic theories or sources.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts developed in the program and link to their placement.
Sources are correctly referenced using APA convention.
Use of diagnostic in identifying employability skills development (responsiveness to feedback and development of learning skills)
Linkage of skills development to diagnostic feedback is unclear.
Selects a minimum of three (3) employability skills for development as a result of the diagnostic feedback that are applicable and relevant to chosen career.
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Creation of Showcase content, highlighting placement learning, for an appropriate audience and purpose (broad and specific content)
Does not demonstrate development of three (3) employability skills during their placement.
Showcase lacks purpose and a clear audience. Demonstrates development of a minimum of three (3) employability skills, linked to their diagnostic results as a base line, and highlighting progress and final attainment levels.
Presents their development showcase in a manner appropriate for their chosen audience and purpose.
Proof of Hours
Student submits either Option 1 or Option 2 as evidence of their
Proof of Hours Student does not provide evidence, as outlined in the Assessment Task, for proof of hours. Student submits either Option 1 or Option 2 as evidence of their proof of hours.
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