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PRF4040 - Professional Studies Internship

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Janne Skinner


Not offered in 2007


This unit is a field-based unit where students undertake a 40-day work placement aimed at consolidating and extending what they have learnt from the Professional Studies course through experiential learning. The unit develops their understanding of the nuances of applying academically obtained skills and knowledge to an actual workplace environment; and facilitates their acquisition of work-based networks for potential employment opportunities. Students will undertake a structured professional development program negotiated with the academic and workplace supervisors and will participate in regular progress review sessions with the supervisors.


Pre-placement issues paper and learning plan (equivalent to 2000 words): 20%
Field journal (equivalent to 2,500 words): 30%
Placement report (equivalent to 4,500 words): 50%

Contact hours

Field-based, contact hours to be negotiated.