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ACC317 - Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Please note that in Trimester 3 only, the Professional & Creative Writing stream option is not available.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Monaghan

This internship unit can only be undertaken after the successful completion of 12 credit points (or equivalent) of which at least 4 must be core units in the course or major in which the student is enrolled and seeking the placement. Students also require permission from the Head of Discipline and/or Unit Chair who will take into account a range of factors including academic history and the nature of the placement. Enrolment in an internship unit is dependent on the availability of a suitable workplace or equivalent and agreed project or program of work. 



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


This Internship unit, available to all students in Communication and Creative Arts courses, is a placement in a supervised workplace. Internships may be undertaken across a very wide range of communication, creative arts, media and other workplaces.  Possible placements for an internship include: activities associated with creative arts industry sectors, corporate/government/community organizations, associations and practitioners involved in the fields of writing/publishing/editing, visual communication design, dance/performance/theatre production, film, video, television, radio, sound, animation, web design, photography, visual arts, and communications/media. Students are able to research and propose a work placement, then devising and negotiating a mutually agreed upon supervised position within a workplace environment or may apply for organised internships where available.

During the Internship students will be required to:

  • develop a profile of the organization and/or communications or creative arts sector in which it sits;
  • outline a sequence of specified tasks, develop a project/folio/product, and
  • assess the process and outcomes of the project and/or Internship experience through a written report and/or oral presentation.


Workplace Research 40% (1600 words or equivalent) This may include a combination of written research activities, such as an industry or organisation profile and/or practitioner interviews.

Project/activities report 60% (2400 words or equivalent) This may include a combination of a folio, presentation, performance, show reel, student journal or reflective essay.

Assessment requirements are tailored to specific creative industry sectors.

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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