12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (Flexible)
- Second semester 2018 (Flexible)
- Summer semester A 2018 (Flexible)
- Summer semester B 2018 (Flexible)
- Term 4 2018 (Flexible)
- Winter semester 2018 (Flexible)
Students who have attained a distinction average and who have completed 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts
- The unit may be counted towards any major as an elective where approved by the faculty.
- This is an internshipinternship (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/internships/) unit that requires an application to be enrolled.
- The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
- The unit may be offered as part of the Winter Arts ProgramWinter Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/winter-program.html).
- The unit may be offered in non-standard teaching periodsnon-standard teaching periods (http://www.monash.edu/enrolments/dates/census).
- This is an Arts enrichment unitArts enrichment unit (https://www.monash.edu/pubs/2018handbooks/aos/arts-enrichment-units/index.html).
Students are placed as interns with a host partner organisation and complete either a unique research project or work experience-based project jointly defined by the host partner organisation and the unit coordinator. The host partner organisations are from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the research or work experience in a final project in the format specified by the host partner organisation, such as a research report, consultation paper, manual or submission. The host partner organisation provides field supervision and the faculty provides academic supervision.
The main component of the unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement in order to complete a final project agreed upon between the host partner organisation and the faculty. The host partner organisation will appoint a field supervisor for the project although the Chief Examiner remains the principal assessor for the unit.
Upon completing this unit students will be able to:
- Apply broad discipline knowledge to design a proposal for a final project relating to an internship.
- Exercise critical thinking and professional judgement by developing a plan for a final project relating to an internship.
- Demonstrate critical reflective practice skills as a result of completing an internship.
- Demonstrate advanced communication skills by reporting on an aspect of the work undertaken for an internship.
- Execute a final project with a degree of independence and accountability relating to an internship.
The fieldwork component requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
Off-campus attendance requirements
This unit requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a host partner organisation. Prior to undertaking the internship, students must attend an on-campus 2-hour seminar. It is anticipated that the remaining hours to complete a total of 288 hours will be spent on relevant readings, reflection and maintenance of assessment.