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ACC321 - Communication Internship B: Career Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Bronwyn Kirby
Trimester 2: Bronwyn Kirby

Must complete unit ACC320



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour weekly seminar

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials


It is recommended students study ACC321 Communication Internship B: Career Development in the trimester following completion of ACC320 Communication Internship A: Placement.


This unit is all about you and your career development as you build on your internship experience. You will undertake valuable self-awareness activities, learn how to articulate your value to an employer, identify employment and networking opportunities and learn how to specifically tailor job applications. Most importantly, this unit develops the knowledge and skills to enable you to strategically manage your career from graduation and throughout your professional career.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Critically reflect on your internship placement drawing on career direction learning theory

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Communicate critical reflection on workplace experiences to diverse audiences, including realising opportunities and overcoming challenges

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Manage career development through application of skills and behaviours to articulate a competitive position in the employment market

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


Develop a professional profile and map networking opportunities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Presentation

1600 words or equivalent 40% Information not yet available

Assessment 2 - Career Portfolio

2400 words or equivalent 60% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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