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Communication Internship (9032.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication




    Students apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they have gained in the course in a professional work setting. Students are required to undertake 100 hours of independent, professionally-oriented activities such as workplace placements (or, with the permission of the unit convener, research assistance, participation in industry competitions or equivalent work integrated learning). Students will be exposed to and involved in the processes of planning and implementing journalism or communication activities (such as advertising, marketing communication, or public relations). They are required to keep a reflective journal and apply the experience to their own professional development by preparing an e-portfolio. The practical knowledge and experience gained will help to prepare the student for successful entry into a professional career.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students should:

    1. understand the interplay between communication and/or journalism theories and actual professional practice;

    2. analyse communication practices and identify how communication could be improved;

    3. appreciate their own personal strengths and weaknesses as an emerging communication professional;

    4. identify and evaluate the ethical, legal and professional issues associated with media-related industries.

    Contact Hours

    100 hours workplace placement; 40 hours online seminars/engagement.





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7133 Communication Internship (part A)

    Equivalent Units

    7133 Communication Internship (part A)

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