Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Berwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Karen Sutherland


This unit provides the opportunity for students across a range of disciplines to participate in a workplace placement appropriate to their major. It offers a critical understanding of discipline-specific industry environments through the provision of practical work integrated learning. Students will participate in and contribute to a workplace setting and organisation relevant to their chosen discipline; have the opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge gained throughout the duration of their course with the practical skills necessary to successfully function in a relevant workplace setting; and begin to assemble a practical work portfolio that will assist them to find work and secure career advancement.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Quickly adapt to working in a discipline-specific professional environment.
  2. Consolidate an understanding of discipline-specific professional standards, methods, and practices.
  3. Apply and critically reflect upon knowledge gained across other study units.
  4. Assemble the beginnings of a discipline-specific practical folio for use in seeking employment and career advancement.
  5. Expand links and networks in their chosen industry.


Learning contract(500 words): 10%
Portfolio(2000 words equivalent): 45%
Employer evaluation (Hurdle) pass/fail
Reflection piece(2000 words): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

1-2 hours of generic internship seminar/discussion plus 2 hours of discipline-specific seminar/discussion at the start and end of the semester to deal with expectations (of and from students), assessment, procedures, policies, etc.
The remainder of the time (approximately 12 hours per week across 10 weeks) will be spent on assessment tasks, participation in online discussion, assembling a portfolio, and engaging in internship activity.

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


Successful completion of 24 points in the relevant disciplinary stream and with permission of the Discipline Head.


ATS3811, ATS3839