Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester B 2015 (Flexible)
Clayton Term 3 2015 (Flexible)
Clayton Winter semester 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jonathan McIntosh



Students are placed as interns with a partner organisation and complete either a unique research project or work-experience-based project jointly defined by the partner organisation and the unit convenor. The partner organisations are from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the research or work-experience-based project in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a research report, consultation paper, manual or submission. The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision.

The main academic component of the unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent placement in order to complete a project agreed upon between the partner organisation and the faculty. The agency will appoint a field supervisor for the project although the Chief Examiner remains the principal assessor for the unit.


Upon completing this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems
  2. exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understandings
  3. show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  4. plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  5. communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience
  6. collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting


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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

This unit requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation. Students are also required on-campus to attend 1 X 3-hour seminar prior to departure, and a 3-hour seminar on completion. It is anticipated that the remaining hours to complete a total of 288 hours will be spent on relevant readings, reflection and maintenance of a detailed journal, and progressive work towards a final report.

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


Students who have attained a distinction average and who have completed 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts