Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet



The internship (postgraduate) is aimed at helping students gain real world experiences in a range of professional industries. By working with professionals students will be able to acquire skills that will help prepare them for the transition from university to the work place. In applying the knowledge acquired in the classroom, students are able to broaden their understanding of the discipline. The coursework component of the unit will require students to engage in a critical reflective process and this will be evidenced by completion of at least one of the following: critical portfolio, internship reports, critical research essays, or through alternative assessment as appropriate to the specific parameters of the internship. Employers participating in the internship may also become a useful recruitment resource for graduates.


The internship unit aims to help students to:

  1. obtain practical experience in a professional sector.
  2. draw conclusions about the criteria and skills involved in a practical working environment.
  3. apply the principles and practices acquired in their study
  4. demonstrate their skills to prospective employers
  5. make decisions about their careers
  6. reflect on the connection between theory and practice


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • Industry placement

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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Approval by unit co-ordinator.