In partnership with ACS The University of Melbourne is offering an ‘Industry Based ICT Experience’ subject in the Master of Information Systems and Master of Information Technology courses.
The full year subject provides students the opportunity to apply what they have learnt at university in a workplace environment. It is delivered through a blend of online and face to face lectures, webinars, individual mentoring and internship experience.
ACS is teaching foundational professional skills with topics including Professionalism in the Australian Workplace, Ethics and standards. This also includes SFIA assessment and the matching with host organisations and industry mentors. The University is providing academic research and assessment management.
The outcomes are an understanding of how to operate within the Australian workplace culture and how to apply knowledge from their academic courses though the project work and internship experience. The outcome will be a research report of relevance and value to the host organisation and an enhancement of employability skills for participating students.
Dr Rod Dilnutt, a Fellow of the ACS and of the University of Melbourne has brokered this partnership with the leadership of Dr Shanton Chang, Assistant Dean Exchange, Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, and Asheley Jones, Head Education & Workforce Development, ACS.