Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Flexible)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (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)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

By supervision

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



ATS1329 plus 12 points of Journalism units at second year level