ATS3935 - Professional practice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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



Chief examiner(s)

Dr Felix Nobis


Dr Felix Nobis

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2018 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Flexible)
  • Term 4 2018 (Flexible)
  • Winter semester 2018 (Flexible)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units with a credit average



Students undertake a professional placement with a host partner organization to undertake a supervised professional project determined by the host organisation. The host partner organisations are from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students will complete academic work in addition to the tasks undertaken during the placement. The host partner organisation provides field supervision and the faculty provides academic supervision.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate critical thinking and professional judgement by developing a report plan for the academic component of the unit;
  2. demonstrate critical reflective practice skills as a result of completing an internship;
  3. demonstrate developing communication skills by reporting on an aspect of the work undertaken for during the placement.


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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