Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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




Dr Felix Nobis



  • First semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester B 2016 (Flexible)
  • Winter semester 2016 (Flexible)



Students are placed as interns with a host partner organisation and complete either a unique research project or work experience-based project jointly defined by the host partner organisation and the unit coordinator. The host 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 in a final project in the format specified by the host partner organisation, such as a research report, consultation paper, manual or submission. The host partner organisation provides field supervision and the faculty provides academic supervision.
The main component of the unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement in order to complete a final project agreed upon between the host partner organisation and the faculty. The host partner organisation 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 design a proposal for a final project relating to an internship.
  2. Exercise critical thinking and professional judgement by developing a plan for a final project relating to an internship.
  3. Demonstrate critical reflective practice skills as a result of completing an internship.
  4. Demonstrate advanced communication skills by reporting on an aspect of the work undertaken for an internship.
  5. Execute a final project with a degree of independence and accountability relating to an internship.


The fieldwork component requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation.


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 host partner organisation. Prior to undertaking the internship, students must attend an on-campus 2-hour seminar. It is anticipated that the remaining hours to complete a total of 288 hours will be spent on relevant readings, reflection and maintenance of assessment.

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