SCIE607 – Work Placement for Applied Science

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Module code
Module title
Work Placement for Applied Science
To enable students to understand the compliance obligations of a typical STEM workplace, to actively engage in an applied science workplace, and critically reflect on their experience.
  • SX1707
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Comply with legislative requirements in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) setting.
Apply theory to practice in a STEM setting.
Establish and maintain effective workplace relationships.

-- Health & Safety at Work Act
- Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Act
- Codes of practice
- Responsible persons obligations
- Audit and review
- Supervised work experience in an appropriate applied science workplace
- Professional expectations
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Development of reflective skills
- Post-placement debriefing

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. To pass this module al tasks must be submitted and an overall minimum pass mark of 50% is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency-based tasks and demonstrate compliance with all legislative and industry requirements while on work experience to pass this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.