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Communication Internship (9490.2)

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 and Media



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    • Semester 2, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (139650) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (141035) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145435) - View

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    Communication Internship 9490 is a third year, Level 3 unit offered to students of the Bachelors of Communication in Advertising, Journalism, Media and Public Affairs and Public Relations (and associated double degrees) and the Bachelor of Graphic Design as either a compulsory or elective part of their degree.

    Students undertake the Communication Internship 9490 through a professional industry work placement.

    Students apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they have gained throughout their degree in a professional industry or academic setting. You are required to undertake 100 hours of independent, professionally-oriented activities. Students will be exposed to and involved in the processes of planning and implementing various communication activities; the practical knowledge and experience gained will help to prepare you for successful entry into a professional career.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the relationships 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; and

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

    5. Act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in a professional environment.

    Contact Hours

    Time at internship position and meetings with unit convener as required.


    48 cp of relevant degree


    Permission of unit convenor.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Undergraduate-level knowledge of the principles of professional communication practice.

    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7133 Communication Internship (part A) OR 9032 Communication Internship.

    Equivalent Units

    7133 Communication Internship (part A) AND 9032 Communication Internship.

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