In this unit students develop vital skills in planning, developing and gaining employment within the multifaceted screen media field. In addition to classroom content, students must complete work placement, where they will be directly supervised by a professional within the screen media industry. The work placement further facilitates the integration of classroom theory and practice with industry practice and may be undertaken in either block or concurrent mode.. The unit focuses on students acquiring skills and knowledge critical for finding employment in the screen media industry, including the development of an industry standard media portfolio and industry contacts.

Unit details

Online Self Paced
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on key issues in screen media workplace, including workplace culture, conduct and communications;  
  2. Present a professional career plan with reference to existing professional skills, attributes and interests;  
  3. Create and maintain a professional media portfolio demonstrating workplace experience and existing body of work and skills; and  
  4. Compose job finding resources suited for contemporary screen media workplaces.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Career plan (500 words) 20%
Journal Reflective journal (800 words) 30%
Portfolio Online digital portfolio 50%
Total effective word limit 5000 words.

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