Faculty of Arts

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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLiterary Studies
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan and Dr Louise Poland


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.


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
  • Internship

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Completion of 48 points.