Professional Experience

ICT 301 Professional Experience
Assessment 3 – Individual final report
Overview
The Professional Experience unit includes a focus on assisting students to develop their
understanding of industry practice, through engagement with industry professionals as guest
lecturers or facilitators/trainers, and with case-study and simulated work situations directly
sourced from and relevant to industry settings. In this unit, the student learning experience is
directed and managed through work experiences and academic engagement which is
conducted in a blended mode ( face to face and online).
Individual report: Students will submit a final report as a part of the student’s learning and
work contribution to the unit.
Timelines and Expectations
Students are expected to work individually for this assessment.
Action Research Report (40%)
Due: Week 13, Friday, 17/06/2022, 11.59 pm
Students are expected to submit the presentation through the Turnitin submission folder on Moodle.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
LO1. Apply skills and knowledge in an industry context. (skills and knowledge)
LO2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by analyzing underlying IT and Business
issues and making appropriate recommendations for solutions. (problem solving)
LO3. Continually reflect on and seek out opportunities to improve workplace practice through
observation, reflection, and inquiry. (self-regulation and professional practice)
LO4. Create and maintain professional relationships with colleagues as well as the wider workplace
community. (leadership)
LO5. Apply a comprehensive range of effective verbal and non-verbal communication and interpersonal
skills to actively collaborate with professional colleagues and other stakeholders. (communication skills)
L06. Demonstrate a strong understanding of professional ethics in relation to the IT and Business
industry. (ethical behavior)
Assessment Details
You are required to write a 3000 words action research report presenting your experiences and learnings
from your work placement.
Your report should:
Abstract (Usually written after creating the report that is concise summary of a report)
Describe the context where the project takes place. This could be, for example, the scenario / simulated
workplace in which you worked. The key functions of the workplace should be briefly mentioned.
Contain a statement of your project problem statement . This would explain where your research
questions come from, the problem you intend to investigate, and the goals you want to achieve. You may
also mention prior research studies you have read that are related to your report.
Detail the method(s) used. This part includes various data collection techniques and types of data in your
report, and justification of your used strategies.How did you use your problem solving and conflict
resolution skills ?
Highlight the project findings /Outcome of new project outcome. This is the part in which you observe
and reflect upon your practice. By analyzing the evidence, you have gathered, you will come to
understand whether the initial problem has been solved or not, and what problem solutions you have yet
to accomplish.

suggest implications. You may discuss how the findings of your learning will affect your future work
environment , or explain any new strategies that you would use that have been inspired by this report.
You must discuss each of the following elements of your project:
Abstract
Introduction
Problem Statement
Purpose of the Project
Stakeholders
Project Action Steps
Project approach with soft skills
Software, Tools and Technologies used
Outcomes/Findings of the Project
Future improvements
References – APA style
Submission
All assessments must be submitted through the Turnitin submission folder on Moodle.
Marking Criteria / Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle.
Authoritative results will be published on
Moodle.
Academic Misconduct
To submit your assessment task, you must indicate that you have read and understood, and
comply with, the Sydney International School of Technology and Commerce Academic
Integrity and Student Plagiarism policies and procedures.
You must also agree that your work has not been outsourced and is entirely your own except
where work quoted is duly acknowledged. Additionally, you must agree that your work has not
been submitted for assessment in any other course or program.

Final report marking guide – Marks 100 marks
Weighting: 40%
Student ID:
Assessment Criteria:

Score Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Quality Document is well
formatted and well
organized. The
document presents
information in a logical
order. The headings are
appropriate and have
parallel structure.
Document is
formatted as a project
plan. The order in
which information is
presented can be
improved, but is
understandable. Most
headings are
appropriate.
Document is formatted as
required but its
organization could be
improved. The plan does
not present information in
a logical way easy for the
reader to understand.
Document is not
formatted or
organized according
to assignment
requirements.
Report writing ,
grammar , formatting
and writing style
/ 10 marks Excellent (8-10) Well presented (6-7) Satisfactorily presented
(3-5)
Poorly presented (0 – 2
)
Abstract , Introduction ,
Statement of the
problem and Purpose of
the project
Well organized,
demonstrates logical
sequencing and
structure.
Well organized but
demonstrates illogical
sequencing or
structure.
Weakly organized with no
logical sequencing or
structure.
No organization,
sequencing, or
structure.
/20 marks Excellent (16-20) Well presented (11-15) Satisfactorily presented
(6-10)
Poorly presented (0-5)
Stakeholders , Project
Action steps, Project
approach with soft skills
Well organized,
demonstrates logical
sequencing and
structure.
Well organized but
demonstrates illogical
sequencing or
structure.
Weakly organized with no
logical sequencing or
structure.
No organization,
sequencing, or
structure.
/ 20 marks Excellent (16-20) Well presented (11-15) Satisfactorily presented
(6-10)
Poorly presented (0-5)
Software , tools and
technologies used
Excellent demonstration
of use of tools and
technologies
Good demonstration
of use of tools and
technologies
Satisfactory
demonstration of use of
tools and technologies
Poor demonstration of
use of tools and
technologies
/20 marks Excellent (16-20) Well presented (11-15) Satisfactorily presented
(6-10)
Poorly presented (0-5)
Findings /Outcomes and
Recommendations
Delivers clear,
comprehensive
recommendations to the
sponsor that are well
supported by project
findings.
Delivers useful
recommendations to
the sponsor that are
supported by project
findings.
Delivers useful
recommendations but not
sufficient to the sponsor
that are supported by
project findings.
Recommendations
may not be useful to
sponsor or are weakly
supported by project
findings.
/ 10 marks Excellent (8-10) Well presented (6-7) Satisfactorily presented
(3-5)
Poorly presented (0-2)
Future work or suggest
implications
/10 marks
Well organized,
demonstrates logical
sequencing and
structure.
Well organized but
demonstrates illogical
sequencing or
structure.
Weakly organized with no
logical sequencing or
structure.
No organization,
sequencing, or
structure.
Excellent (8-10) Well presented (6-7) Satisfactorily presented
(3-5)
Poorly presented (0-2)
References Information is cited
properly and in APA
format.
Information is cited
properly.
Information is cited but
has errors.
Information is not cited
or is cited incorrectly.
/10 marks Excellent (8- 10) Well presented (6-7) Satisfactorily presented
(3-5)
Poorly presented (0 -2)
Total out of 100
Total out of 40