This course is designed to enable postgraduate students to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills through studying and working in a specified location outside Australia. Examples of locations include Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea.
Prior to departure students will undertake preparatory sessions in skill development and an introduction to the country they will be visiting. These preparatory sessions will include topics such as professionalism; reporting and other professional writing and communication skills; expectations during the practicum; cultural understanding; and “getting to know” other team members.
While in the designated country, students will work in a local organisation for a minimum of the equivalent to 2 weeks full-time (70-80hrs). Acting as consultants to the client organisation, small teams of 3-4 students will work on a business issue provided by the client organisation. Students will be supported by an academic and will attend master classes, provided by local leaders of business and government organisations, to understand the conduct of business in this local context.
After returning to Australia, students will attend a debrief session, and complete the major assessment.