ATS3919 - Journalism professional placement - 2019

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.



Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Ms Julie-Ann Tullberg


Ms Julie-Ann Tullberg

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2019 (Flexible)


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Media Communication (Journalism specialisation only) and Bachelor of Journalism and associated double degrees.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Media Communication students must have completed a major/specialisation in Journalism and have a course WAM equal to or greater than 70.

Bachelor of Journalism students must have passed ATS1328, ATS1329, ATS1901, ATS1902; plus 12 credit points of Journalism and Journalism studies units at second year level which should include ATS2784 and ATS2785 and have course WAM equal to or greater than 70.


AZA3919, AZA3744



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;
  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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