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Professional Internship (COM308)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, W-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit offers final year students the opportunity to complete a professional placement and to integrate their workplace and academic learning through reflective and research-based assessments. Industry placements are full-time across three weeks (or part-time equivalent). Acceptance into the placement unit is competitive and subject to the approval of the academic chair; students must have a strong academic record to be considered.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to: 1. reflect on communications theories and practices as they pertain to your discipline 2. relate theoretical concepts to professional activity 3. evaluate work practices 4. write more effectively.
Timetabled Learning Activities N/A
Unit Learning Experiences * 15-day (minimum) professional placement * reflective and research-based assessments related to the placement
Other Learning Experiences Online modules or face-to-face workshops to prepare for the placement.
Assessment Assessments are designed to encourage reflection and learning around the industry placement. * Online module (pass/fail) * Satisfactory evaluation from workplace supervisor (pass/fail) * Essay/Report (50%) * Journal/Portfolio (50%)
Further assessment detail to be advised.
Prerequisites Permission of the Academic Chair
Notes Contact the academic chair if you are interested in enrolling in this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Global Media and Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Strategic Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mrs Renae Desai

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6202
e: R.Desai@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.065 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-Placement
MURDOCH: S2-Placement
MURDOCH: SUM-Placement
MURDOCH: W-Placement
Mrs Renae Desai

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6202
e: R.Desai@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.065 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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