This unit provides students the opportunity to participate in an extended period of work-integrated learning through an industry project for, or a placement in, a professional organisation relevant to the student's field of study. These activities totalling at least one day per week during the Trimester or approximately 90 contact hours may be either short-term workplace assignments, projects, internships or "practicums", part-time or casual employment or voluntary work.
It is expected that students undertake tasks, under broad supervision, that reflect a range of work undertaken by employees with similar areas of expertise in that organisation or a single project requiring deep analysis investigation and reporting. Students have the benefit of developing their research and interpersonal skills and their application of key theoretical developments in the professional field of communication while learning in the workplace.
All activities for this unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the respective Work Integrated Learning and Business School staff. Credit will not be approved retrospectively for unauthorised activities.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):