Courses & Units

ICT Industry Placement KIT211


Enrolment is contingent on the student successfully applying for a placement position with an employer before census date.


The objective of the ICT Industry Placement unit is for students to experience the application of ICT in meeting business needs by integrating theoretical knowledge with the practical applications and experiences in a real environment. Students will be given the opportunity to complete business tasks, participate in work teams, comply with the norms and rules of the business, recognise personal strengths and weaknesses (particularly after feedback from a work placement supervisor), cooperate within groups, and adopt and practise professional ethics that influence workplace behaviour.

Students complete placement work in a defined role during a minimum 12 day full time equivalent period with registered placement providers. In this unit, students will have the opportunity to experience areas of their chosen profession before graduation and to reflect on how their studies have prepared them for the work environment. Students will then be able to consider how they can make the best use of their remaining studies to prepare for their planned career. Whilst on placement, students will experience the corporate environment and be able to develop their communication, time management, and customer service skills in business situations with opportunities to obtain feedback from a work placement supervisor on their performance. Through this experience, students will develop a richer appreciation of the graduate capabilities required of all ICT professionals.


Unit name ICT Industry Placement
Unit code KIT211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Lawrence Sambrooks
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school (early) Off-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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Summer school (early) 8/11/2021 1/1/2022 2/1/2022 20/2/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply ICT knowledge and skills to assist an organisation achieve its objectives.
  • Apply interpersonal skills of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and working independently and ethically in a range of work experiences.
  • Communicate to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing, about developments that contribute to professional practice.
  • Reflect and report on your experiences and on your personal strengths and development needs in the context of your work-readiness and career planning.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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KIT105 and KIT203 and 50 credit points ICT units at CR or above


Teaching Pattern

Flexible, the equivalent of a full time placement, which can be taken part time, plus the additional time involved to complete the assessment items.

There will be online learning modules related to the assessment items.

Contact time for this unit occurs within a placement; there are no scheduled classes.

AssessmentApplication (10%)|Evaluations (30%)|Placement Output (30%)|Context Report (10%)|Reflection Report (20%)
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