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ACC700 - Communication and Creative Arts Internship

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125


Unit chair:R Monaghan

Must have completed or be in process of completing 7 credit points in the Master of Communication or Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) and obtain permission from the unit chair.

Incompatible with: ALX721
Contact hours:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours in conjunction with host organisation.


Interested students should:

a) Check the process and eligibility on Faculty Student Mobility website information  ( and submit Expression of Interest to Unit Chair

b) Complete the pre internship modules: (strongly advised, to assist in preparing for internship)

c) Liaise with the Unit Chair for internship advice and permission to apply

d) Confirm internship with Faculty Student Mobility to complete enrolment.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability is a condition on your enrolment.


The Internship unit offers students an opportunity to gain first hand work experience in a region or employment sector closely associated with topics studied at university, and to explore the practical applications of their academic study. It also provides professional experience that may assist them to further their career goals. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work experience in their chosen site. The unit provides a framework for student assessment of their knowledge, skills and work choices in relation to the practices and implementation of selected topics in Communication, Writing and Literature, and Creative Arts.

The unit combines workplace experience with an academic component that promotes reflection and analysis.

This internship unit offers students an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in an employment sector closely associated with their field of study. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work experience in their chosen site, under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. The unit provides an opportunity for students across a range of disciplines, including public relations, communication, professional writing and other creative arts, to undertake a work placement of their choosing. The unit combines an internship experience with an academic component that promotes reflection and analysis. Students are generally responsible for finding a suitable placement, negotiating their internship details with the host organisation, travel to, from and during their internship, and completing all relevant administrative paperwork. Students considering an internship must seek advice and approval to enrol before commencing a placement.


Initial report including position application, industry scan and workplace-oriented negotiation scenario: equivalent 1500 words 35%

Internship Analysis Report online/oral presentation: 15 minutes equivalent 1000 words 15%

Evaluative Internship Project Review: 2500 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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