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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Flexible)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Corinna Hente


This is a final year unit. Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media. Placement opportunities are negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, and require students to produce self-authored work for publication/broadcast and to produce a reflective report on the process and products of the placement.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Practical experience in journalistic media in Australia or overseas;
  2. Ability to analyse and reflect on newsroom operations and about news criteria and journalism professional practice;
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies;
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers;
  5. Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement;
  6. Competence in meeting the demands of a professional workplace and being able to reflect critically on those demands.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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.

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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two second-year level units in Journalism practice.