BGL Internship (Government and Policy) (11168.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the relationships between politics and policy theories and actual professional practice through self-directed learning;
2. Analyse actual politics and policy related practices and identify how politics and policy could be improved;
3. Work individually and in groups communicate their experience both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; and
4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, critical thinking, adaptability, leadership, and resourcefulness.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of 24 credit points in a course in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law.
Equivalent units9600 Politics and Policy Internship
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Summer Semester||30 November 2020||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Internship||Dr Tom Chen|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Summer Semester||29 November 2021||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
Recommended readings only (there are no compulsory textbooks required)
Bassot, B., 2016. The Reflective Journal. Macmillan International Higher Education Red Globe Press ISBN 9781137603487
Bassot, B., 2017. The Employability Journal. Palgrave Red Globe Press Ebook ISBN - 9781137603821.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items are to be submitted to Assignment Drop boxes in CANVAS. While most assessments are due in Week 13, you should plan and prepare these items while undertaking your internship.
For late submission (approval required): In case the Canvas site is no longer accessible after the conclusion of the semester, please email them directly to the unit convener.
Specific details for each assessment item, due dates, drop boxes and marking rubrics are available on the CANVAS website.
Use of text matching software
As previously mentioned it is essential that you make it your habit to continually check the unit's CANVAS site for workshop dates, times and information - these will be updated regularly.
Ms Poli Rogers, our Work Integrated Learning specialist from the UC Careers Office will also be available with any concerns or assistance required in obtaining an internship. You are strongly encouraged to meet virtually with Poli or the unit convener at least twice throughout your internship. Please do not hesitate to email Poli in order to make an appointment if this is easier for you (Poli.Rogers@canberra.edu.au)
Some students like to take more than one internship unit in the same term/semester. So, depending on whether you are undertaking a 3 credit point, 6 credit point or 12 credit point unit will determine the actual hours at the placement venue required. For a 3 point unit it is 75 hours; 6 point 150 hours and 12 point unit 6 months duration. Specific details for each assessment item will appear on your dedicated CANVAS website. In this case it is the Canvas site for 11168 (ie Government and PolicyInternship).
75 hours of work placement together with the submission of all assessment items.
Participation in all learning activities both in the field and off campus (including workshops) is highly recommended for the successful completion of this unit.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener.
No additional costs beyond your travel, accommodation expenses, a police check (if required - currently approximately cost approximately $29) together with your normal unit enrolment fee are anticipated. If you are working with children you may also require a current working with children approval certificate (currently these are free for unpaid internship positions). If you require this certificate and/or a Police Check then steps involved on how to obtain these certificates can be found at www.canberra.edu.au/placement
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a 75 hour work placement completed either virtually or at your designated venue. Therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. Should you experience any unprofessional behaviour during your internship please let your unit convener know as soon as possible. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (virtual workshops, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If such requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Please see your CANVAS site for additional information including assessment requirements and general announcements.
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