The Professional Internship unit offers students the opportunity to apply their learning in this course, along with their previous learning and experience in a task-oriented work integrated learning environment. Students undertake one day a week for 12 weeks (or equivalent) in an organisation where they can actively pursue the application of their communication learning in a supported environment. Students may use the opportunity to extend their existing areas of expertise and/or to work and learn in a new area of professional communication. Students keep a reflective journal of their internship activities and produce an evaluative report considering their experiences and contributions against a variety of measures, including the organisational strategic plan and evaluation methodologies.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ACG5215

Prerequisites

Need to complete at least four units of the course.

Co-requisites

Successful completion of four units in this course or by approval of coordinator

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Initiate, plan and implement a project that involves self-management and reflection on process;  
  2. Adapt and apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their communication studies to a professional setting;  
  3. Articulate the role and value of communication expertise in an organisational environment; and  
  4. Critically reflect on communication practices in relation to a particular project.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Project research and development journal (2,500 words) 30%
Portfolio Documentation or artefacts emerging from project activities 20%
Report Evaluative report (2,500 word) 50%
Minimum effective word limit 5000 words.

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