Courses & Units

Business Placement BAA709


This unit integrates work and learning for postgraduate students. It carries 25 Credit Points (equivalent to two units) and is an elective unit or specialisation unit in postgraduate degrees offered by the TSBE. You will undertake a business placement (project/s and or tasks) with a public, private or not-for-profit business. You will be assigned a Placement Mentor from within the organisation who will support you during your work placement. You will complete specific work projects, assignments and related tasks determined in consultation between yourself, your Placement Mentor, and the Placement Coordinator. This will ensure appropriate standards are maintained and the work project/s and related tasks relate to one or more of your study majors. For the duration of the placement period, the Placement Coordinator will liaise closely with the student and Placement Mentor.


Unit name Business Placement
Unit code BAA709
Credit points 25
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Coordinator Mr Tim Millbank
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct a work-based project integrating capabilities and concepts learned in university study.
  • Critically analyse learned skills and knowledge required to complete a practical work-based project.
  • Communicate in discipline and context specific language within a work-based project.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080300 $3,785.00 $2,964.00 not applicable $5,674.00

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Approval of the COBE Business Placement Coordinator, in accordance with the COBE Business Placement Procedure and Eligibility Criteria.


AssessmentBusiness Report (30%)|Workshop Activities and Workbook (30%)|Placement Application and Engagement (40%)
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