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BX3040 - Hospitality Practicum

[Offered in 2012 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Only available to students undertaking the BBus (Hospitality Mgt).

This subject has a strong emphasis on identification and fulfilment of personal learning objectives as it gives students an opportunity to evaluate and apply management skills and competencies achieved on the Bachelor of Business degree in an industrial setting. The practicum will also provide students with invaluable material upon which they can draw, synthesise and apply to other subjects of the hospitality management major. This subject also provides an opportunity for students to begin identifying suitable areas of study should they decide to enrol on an honours year. Students are assessed on the basis of employer appraisal reports, minimum attendance and a written report. Students are also required to keep a diary intended to provide a basis of observations and notes of industrial practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the development of technical, personal and social skills and an awareness of management functions associated with food, drink and accommodation operations;
  • develop the capacity to operate as part of a team in a real work environment;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the complexity of formal and informal relationships in the hospitality industry;
  • observe the management process in hospitality operations in terms of economic, socio-cultural, marketing and human resource aspects;
  • develop an understanding of the relationship between various sectors of the hospitality environment.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2013 BU2014 BU2011 BU2012

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Janelle Rose
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars - Preparation for placement and related activities.
  • 100 hours professional experience
Assessment: placement plan (15% - 20%); assignments (35%); diary and reflective journal (30%); employer appraisal report (15% - 20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars - Preparation for placement and related activities.
  • 100 hours professional experience
Assessment: placement plan (15% - 20%); assignments (35%); diary and reflective journal (30%); employer appraisal report (15% - 20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Janelle Rose
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 20 hours fieldwork
Assessment: observsational placement plan (15% - 20%); assignments (35%); diary and reflective journal (30%); reflective essay on site visit (15% - 20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Dr Janelle Rose
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 20 hours fieldwork
Assessment: observational placement plan (15% - 20%); assignments (35%); diary and reflective journal (30%); reflective essay on site visit (15% - 20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.