澳洲留學-工作實習課程的優勢有哪些?

澳洲留學-工作實習課程的優勢有哪些?

Industry placements in Australia – your studies with a work component

澳洲留學-在澳洲的工作實習 – 學以致用

If you are considering a course that includes a period of work experience, there are some important things to consider. Next we pick up on a few key points as an overview of industry placements in Australian higher education.

如果您正在考慮的課程,包括工作實習課程,及其他一些重要的事情是需要考慮的。接下來,我們介紹澳洲高等教育企業實習的概述中的幾個關鍵點。

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Your time in the workplace

工作實習

Many Australian university courses will give you the opportunity for an industry placement. This is where you could spend time getting valuable experience, completing tasks and fulfilling duties in the workplace.

The work you do will be highly relevant to your university studies. However, while some programs are designed with an industry placement as a constitutive and compulsory part of the degree, other courses are designed to keep it optional – letting you choose whether or not to include work-experience.

How long you will spend on a work placement depends on several things – on your field of study, on the university course design and teaching strategy, and on the university policy – which means you could be in your placement for a year, or for much shorter periods like a few weeks or even days. But if you select a course with a compulsory 12 month placement, it’ll typically be a longer degree than other similar programs which are purely campus-based.

And where you complete this kind of placement depends on factors connected to your field, and it can depend on your university’s connections with different organisations. The organisations you’ll join will vary – most often they will be commercial, but they could be not-for-profit or non-profit.

澳洲有許多大學是擁有工作實習課程,這是可以讓您實際運用所學的好機會。工作實習內容將與您在學校所學相關,有些大學課程設計將工作實習歸類於必修課程,有些則為選修課程供您自由做選擇。工作實習課程需要多長時間其實是由許多不同條件決定,包含你的研究領域、大學的課程設計、學校教學策略及學校政策會有所不同。你可以選擇課程為12個月的實習。工作實習的地點通常決定於學校與企業組織的合作,這些組織通常是商業但可能不以營利為目的或非營利性。

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Advantages to students

澳洲留學-工作實習-學生優勢

So now that we have an overview of these placements, let’s ask why they are beneficial for students. Why, for example, have so many prestigious education providers embraced work experience and integrated it within their courses? The answers are actually rather straightforward, but it’s still important that you think carefully about the detail when you plan your career trajectory – your path towards the top job you have in mind.

現在我們換個方式來看,工作實習課程對學生有那些好處。舉例來說,為什麼有這麼多著名的學校課程安排有工作實習這個項目呢?其實答案很簡單,但您仍需要注意一些重要細節為未來職業生涯作規劃。

 

Industry placements provide students with opportunities to learn in ways that can be missed in the classroom. By tackling situations they’ll never encounter through academic work, students gain a new dimension to their knowledge. Placements are certainly about providing opportunities for you to apply what you know – and to bridge the gap between concept and practice. All university degrees will require a grasp of the theory which has developed around your subject. For many fields – especially the more vocational ones – it’s not enough to understand theory as something pure and abstract. What you know at a distance from the real-world may be less important to an employer – the boss who may need your solution to a supply problem in their hotel restaurant. On the other hand, it could be your grasp of marketing theory that lets you speculate usefully on why a promotional campaign isn’t getting positive results. And if you can turn around a failing campaign, what boss wouldn’t be impressed!

工作實習內容為課堂上所學不到的。工作崗位內容提供您運用所學加以實踐的機會,學校所學理論屬於虛擬抽象的知識,但很多企業老闆需要的可能並非只是您的知識,能夠實際解決工作問題的員工才能讓老闆留下好印象,另一方面您可以掌握市場營銷理論,了解一些促銷活動如何運作。

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How a work placement will boost your resume

工作實習為您的履歷表加分

First, demonstrating that the conceptual side to learning at university can be applied to real-world situations is the reason that industry experience helps graduates find employment. Employers value practical experience.

As well as this, students who have applied themselves tend to leave work placements with a very marketable skill-set. Skills that promise to be transferrable in different working environments will improve your employability.

Industrial placements help you find out what kind of jobs you enjoy. When they are successful they can also improve your motivation and increase your enthusiasm for your course.

But of course, through work experience you see the kind of challenges that you’ll face in the workplace. There is no better way to learn about the pressure of meeting targets and deadlines.

首先,由於企業徵人注重工作經驗,因此若在念書時即可有工作實習經驗的,對畢業後找工作有很大幫助。接著,工作實習中若表現優秀,很可能受到企業發覺從事不同技能工作,進而提高未來的就業競爭力。工作實習協助您了解並找到自己喜歡的工作,透過工作實習經驗,您會了解未來在工作職場上會面臨哪些挑戰。

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Arranging and managing your industry placement

工作實習的安排與管理

Industry experience offered in connection with your course will be closely aligned with the university – together with the organisation, your university will have the resources to plan and coordinate placements. That means there will be a designated member of university staff to deal with this, and typically they will make frequent visits to your organisation while you work. It’s also common for the company to employ its own member of staff to supervise work placements and possibly to provide limited support.

That said, you shouldn’t assume every university will take the same approach to organising work placements. Occasionally this duty falls to the student, who must do their own searching and applying – a process which has its own value.

And even without the option being offered where you go to study, students can still get a lot from exploiting opportunities to enter the workplace locally during scheduled breaks from study. Where there’s a will to do it, there tends to be a way.

As we mentioned earlier, your placement could be part of your assessed course. To facilitate this, you’ll most likely have special tasks to complete – such as keeping a working diary to record your progress, log feedback and show you have the ability to reflect on areas where your skills need some improvement. And obviously, you’ll also want to note down positive feedback! Courses at higher levels may require a longer thesis to draw more extensively from your experiences. Last of all, the placement stage is likely to contribute to development of a portfolio – a vital resource for you as an interviewee in the months following your graduation.

大學中的工作實習課程與相關企業緊密配合,有豐富資源替您規劃及安排工作,學校會有負責的人員替您處理,時常拜訪合作企業組織,了解您的工作實習情形,適時提供協助。並不是每所大學都採取相同方式安排學生的工作實習課程,有時候是學生必須自己去了解。即使沒有提供學習選擇,學生還是可以得到許多工作機會,只要本身有意願,都是有機會的。如同先前提到,您的工作實習可能是評估學習的一部分,為了讓學習更完全,您可能需要做一些工作紀錄、工作的正反面回饋,加強自己較弱之處。從您的工作經驗中,進一步撰寫紀錄。最後,工作實習是您畢業後找工作的重要資源。

 

International placements – the chance to complete work experience abroad

澳洲留學-工作實習-海外工作經驗的機會

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Your work placement could also be a great opportunity to travel overseas. Be sure to check what options for international work experience there are, on offer within your faculty.

工作實習是一個到海外旅行的最好機會,務必先跟您的指導老師確認有哪些國際工作可以選擇。

 

Alternatively, come and see us at YEC for a chat about your best options.

了解有哪些更多的選擇和方向

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