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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Flexible)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Robert Carey


This is a final year unit. Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media. Placement opportunities are negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, and require students to produce self-authored work for publication/broadcast and to produce a reflective report on the process and products of the placement.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Practical experience in journalistic media in Australia or overseas;
  2. Ability to analyse and reflect on newsroom operations and about news criteria and journalism professional practice;
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies;
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers;
  5. Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement;
  6. Competence in meeting the demands of a professional workplace and being able to reflect critically on those demands.


Project and evidence of production or publication (2500 words or equivalent): 60%
Online critical reflection and/or in-class presentation (2000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Robert Carey

Contact hours

By supervision

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study