Courses & Units

Practicum KSM713

Hobart, Launceston


The Practicum unit comprises two parts. Work placement and non-placement Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an essential first part of our strategy to develop discipline specific and generic skills. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience commercial, government, non-government and research environments/issues, to learn additional skills and put into practice practical and theoretical knowledge learnt in the course. The second section of the unit provides students an understanding of the job market and clear guidance to develop generic and specific skills, which will enhance their personal competitiveness and employment opportunities.


Unit name Practicum
Unit code KSM713
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

Louise Adams

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. work within or in conjunction with commercial, government, non-government and/or research sectors within the marine environment to contribute to the delivery of workplace goals.
  2. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills relevant to the workplace.
  3. Plan career pathways into relevant commercial, government, non-government, and/or research sectors.
  4. Practice as a professional in an employment process through constructing a job application, resume and effective participation in a job interview.
  5. Demonstrate a range of generic skills associated with the work force



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010907

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

2 x 2 hr tutorial weekly


Critical reflection of placement/non-placement WIL (activity and performance self-evaluation, career planning): 20%; Job application (cover letter, resume, selection criteria): 40%; Communication skills (seminar, leadership, team building and organisational activities): 25%; Interview (preparation, delivery, evaluation): 15%

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