Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan and Dr Louise Poland


Previously coded PUB5100


Students work with a publishing firm or appropriate publishing professional for a minimum of 80-90 hours under academic and professional supervision. They complete a report on their internship (or provide other evidence of work undertaken) and write a reflective essay dealing with some aspect of the work situation. A short viva voce examination draws on the student's work experience. This internship may be undertaken in any aspect of the publishing industries: editing, marketing, sales, retailing, promotions, etc.


On completion of this subject students should have:

  1. gained a developed understanding of work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries, e.g. copy editing, sales and marketing, book design
  2. developed work skills associated with work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries
  3. written a reflective essay on the aspect of the publishing industries providing the internship experience
  4. demonstrated a capacity to report and reflect critically on work practices and experiences in the publishing industries
  5. acquired an understanding of the knowledge, practices and/or technology specific to certain branches of the publishing industry.


Workplace report or evidence of task work (1750 words): 40%Reflective Essay (1750 words): 40%Presentation (1000 words): 20%,

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Contact hours

Minimum of 80-90 hours over the course of semester spent in an industry internship. Equivalent of 12 hours per week contact and private study


Completion of 48 points at 4th year level, including PUB 4001, APG4670 and APG4801 or equivalent.