Industry Placement

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INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Name INP605: Industry Placement
Assessment Learning Portfolio
Individual/Group Individual
Length 6,000 words plus a one-page, A2-sized poster
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning
outcomes:
a) Demonstrate understanding of international hotel
industry requirements for employment and
selection
b) Evaluate and implement strategies for personal
and professional action planning
c) Assess and compare employability trends in an
international hotel context
d) Identify and illustrate key performance
competencies in an international hotel context
e) Critically evaluate the operations of an
international hotel from a management
perspective
f) Establish a professional network for career
development and advancement
g) Analyze the value of interrelationships between
various internal and external stakeholders to
achieve strategic business objectives
Submission Part A – By 11:55pm AEST Sunday,
Week 10 (First Term)
Part B and A2 poster – By 11:55pm AEST Sunday,
Week 10 (Second Term)
Weighting Part A = 50%
Part B = 50%
Total Marks 100 marks

Context:
In 2020, the Australian Hotel industry was forecasting a steady upward growth, and the
hospitality job market was healthy with support from the tourism and event sectors. This
progression was severely impacted in early 2020 by the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19.

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Looking at the environment moving forward, the changes in the industry, consumer’s needs,
technology, sustainability, safety and security for both consumers and stakeholders.
The main purpose of this portfolio is for you to analyze, evaluate and reflect upon how the hotel
industry has responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and secondly how your personal career plan
has been impacted by this global pandemic.
The major assessment for this unit is a Learning Portfolio. A portfolio is an organized collection
of student work designed to represent students’ efforts and academic achievements over a
period, in this case over a period of two terms.
Instructions:
This assessment task requires you, to write a 6000-word report plus a one-page, A2 sized
poster, split into two parts. Part A will allow you to analyze and evaluate how the hotel industry
has responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Part B will have you view your own personal career
plan and the impact COVID-19 has had on this plan.
Part A: Written report (3,000 words)
– Analysis and evaluation of how the hotel industry responded to the Covid-19 crisis
Suggested Report Structure:
TUA Individual Assessment Coversheet
Executive Summary (approx. 400 words)
Table of Contents
Introduction (approx., 300 words)
Literature Review (1,000 words)
Review academic articles, and contemporary consultancy survey reports
to understand the current state of hotel and resort management and the
broader hospitality and tourism industry during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Tip 1: Sites like hospitalitynet.org have up-to-date industry opinions and reports. Your response
to the four research questions needs to be supported by evidence from your reading, plus other
data sources.
Industry Response (1,100 words)
Given your research into the health crisis (above), how is the hospitality
industry proposing to reshape itself and have a strong renaissance with a
broader spectrum of guests?
Review Guest Lectures saved on SharePoint and evaluate how the Hotel
Industry has responded to the current health crisis.
Integrate “Lived Experience,” i.e. least four interviews plus three guest
lectures. (
see Further Information about “Lived Experience” below)
Tip 2: In order to address this question, you need to identify key stakeholders in the hotel
management industry who are partnering with government or volunteering to offer special
support during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Conclusion (approx., 200 words)
Reference List
Appendix or Appendices
Students must refer, in text and in an associated reference list, to a minimum of
12 academic
sources, plus others as required in order to show competency in the assessment. Up to three
of these can be academic textbooks, with a minimum of five academic journal articles. Blogs
and other unverifiable sources will not count as references.
Cite your sources appropriately using
APA 6th Edition Referencing and Academic Writing
Guide.
Part A: Poster (first half)
In addition to the written report component, Part A should also be presented in a digital
poster format, outlining your key findings relating to how the hotel industry responded to the
Covid-19 crisis.
Tip 3: There are several online platforms, that provide tools to create digital posters. An
example of this is canva.com.
Part B: Written Report (3,000 words)
– Personal career plan and impact of Covid-19 on the plan
Suggested Report Structure:
TUA Individual Assessment Coversheet
Executive Summary (not required for Part B)
Table of Contents
Introduction (approx., 300 words)
Personal Career Plan Pre COVID-19 (approx., 1200 words)
Reflect on your personal career plan, specific focus should be made on
your original career goals, steps to achieve, identified personal skills gaps
(i.e. skills and experience).
Discuss direction received by existing mentors and/or networks, that have
been guiding you in your success, as well as your personal brand plan via
social media platforms.
Integrate “Lived Experience,” i.e. advice from mentors. (see Further
Information about “Lived Experience” below
)
COVID-19 Impact on plan (approx., 1200 words)
Based on your reflection of your personal career plan (above), how has
this changed due to COVID-19.
Integrate industry publications that support or refute your claims.
Identify professional development resources and industry-relevant
association members that may be beneficial, within your revised plan.
Tip 4: The following industry magazines i.e. Hospitality Magazine, HM Headline News,
Gourmet Magazine and Green Hotelier, provide great insights into current trends.
Tip 5: Identify what you can do to improve job performance, i.e. learning about new
developments in your field, improving existing skills and technological innovations).

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Conclusion (approx., 300 words)
Reference List
Appendix or Appendices
Students must refer, in text and in an associated reference list, to a minimum of
12 academic
sources, plus others as required in order to show competency in the assessment. Up to three
of these can be academic textbooks, with a minimum of five academic journal articles. Blogs
and other unverifiable sources will not count as references.
Cite your sources appropriately using
APA 6th Edition Referencing and Academic Writing
Guide.
Tip 6: You can refer to yourself as ‘I’ or use ‘the author’ to maintain an academic tone. Either
way, ensure your major ideas are
supported by research and use proper paragraphing.
Part B: Poster (second half)
In addition to the written report component, your Part B career plan should also be presented
in a poster format, displayed in a 5-year timeline flow chart, based on you revised career
plan.
Tip 7: The workflow should be captured within the A2 digital poster, with Part A and Part B
combined within the document.
Further information about “Lived Experience”
To complete this task, you will need to integrate the following to further support Part A and B.
You must collect primary data to support your Part A report, this includes one-to-one
interviews with practitioners/mentor, and posing pre-formulated questions at guest lecturers,
organized by Success Coaches (and academic lecturers). At least four interviews must be
completed, plus attending three guest lectures.
You must integrate advice received from a mentor(s) to help develop your Part B report.
Students should identify a mentor on their own or with the assistance of a Success Coach.
o The mentor must have at least eight years of managerial experience in the hotel
industry
o At least four meetings with the mentor(s) across two terms, should be
completed. Each meeting should be minuted, for later reference.
o The meetings can be completed via telephone, video chat or in person if
restrictions allow.
Note: this accounts for 10% of marks in Part A, and 10% in Part B.
Submission Instructions:
Submit your Learning Portfolio via Careers Connect in electronic form as a word-processed file.
The A2 poster must be submitted in PDF format.
Part A is submitted in Week 10 (First Term).

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Part B and poster is submitted in Week 10 (Second Term).
Note: the total word count, excluding references, must be within 10% (+ or -) of the assessment
word count.
Assessment Criteria:
Your submission will be graded against the following criteria:
1. Knowledge and understanding (technical and theoretical knowledge)
2. Lived Experience (integration of interviews and guest speaker views)
3. Analysis and application with synthesis of new knowledge
4. Clarity of communication (including spelling, punctuation, grammar and referencing
according to APA 6
th edition referencing)
5. Quality of research- Correct citation of key resources and evidence

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Learning Rubric: Learning Portfolio

Assessment Criteria Fail
(Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and
understanding
(technical and
theoretical knowledge)
20%
Limited understanding of
required concepts and
knowledge
Key components of the
assignment are not
addressed.
Knowledge or
understanding of the field or
discipline.
Resembles a recall or
summary of key ideas.
Often confuses assertion of
opinion with information
substantiated by evidence
from the research/course
materials.
Thorough knowledge or
understanding of the field
or discipline/s. Supports
opinion and information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
Demonstrates a capacity
to explain and apply
relevant concepts.
Highly developed
understanding of the field or
discipline/s.
Discriminates between
assertion of opinion and
information substantiated by
robust evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to
explain and apply relevant
concepts.
A sophisticated understanding
of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically
discriminates between
assertion of opinion and
information substantiated by
robust evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and
application to new
situations/further
learning.
Lived Experience
(integration of interviews
and guest speaker
views)
Demonstrates no
understanding or
integration of interviews
and/or advice provided by
mentor.
Demonstrates limited
understanding of
experience gained based
on interviews, guest
lectures and mentor advice.
Demonstrates consistent
use and integration of
knowledge gained while
interviewing industry
mentor(s) and engaging
in guest speaking
lectures.
Demonstrates an advanced
and integrated understanding
of advice and knowledge
gained during mentor meeting
and guest speaking lectures.
Consistently demonstrates a
systematic and critical
understanding of knowledge
and experience gained while
engaging with industry
through mentor meetings and
guest speaker lectures.
20%

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Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
20%
Limited synthesis and
analysis.
Limited application/
recommendations based
upon analysis.
Demonstrated analysis and
synthesis of new knowledge
with application.
Shows the ability to
interpret relevant
information and literature.
Well-developed analysis
and synthesis with
application of
recommendations linked
to analysis/synthesis.
Thoroughly developed and
creative analysis and
synthesis with application of
pretested models and / or
independently developed
models and justified
recommendations linked to
analysis/synthesis.
Highly sophisticated and
creative analysis, synthesis of
new with existing knowledge.
Strong application by way of
pretested models and / or
independently developed
models. Recommendations
are clearly justified based on
the analysis/synthesis.
Applying knowledge to new
situations/other cases.
Effective
Communication
20%
Difficult to understand for
audience, no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow
the line of reasoning.
Information, arguments and
evidence are presented in a
way that is not always clear
and logical.
Line of reasoning is often
difficult to follow.
Information, arguments
and evidence are well
presented, mostly clear
flow of ideas and
arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy
to follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the presentation is
logical, clear and well
supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow of
ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic, demonstrates high
levels of cultural sensitivity
Effective use of diverse
presentation aids, including
graphics and multi-media.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
20%
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of
good quality, credible
and relevant resources
to support and develop
ideas.
Demonstrates use of
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas, but these
are not always explicit or
well developed.
Demonstrates use of
high quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
Demonstrates use of
good quality, credible
and relevant resources
to support and develop
arguments and
statements. Shows
evidence of wide scope
within the organization
for sourcing evidence
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop arguments and
position statements. Shows
evidence of wide scope
within and without the
organization for sourcing
evidence