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APE301 - Professional Practice Internship


2022 unit information

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Last updated: 4 March 2022

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 2: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 3: Tony Chalkley
Cohort rule:



Unit chair approval and completion of 8 credit points. Contact the WIL team for more information.



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 - cloud:

This unit will include 100-160 supervised placement hours. No formal class attendance is required, but learning resources are provided


This unit provides students with an opportunity to undertake an internship with an approved organisation as a means to develop the student’s ability to apply disciplinary knowledge, employ transversal skills in professional settings, and evidence attainment of graduate attributes that enhance future employment prospects and independent career planning.

Internship units are normally undertaken in the second or third year (or equivalent) of study. All students must complete the following three-step internship application process:

  1. Prepare: Complete the ArtsEd Pre-Internship Program in CloudDeakin.
  2. Secure: Identify, research and contact potential host organisations. Negotiate tasks, goals, hours, and supervision arrangements.
  3. Register: Complete the Internship Registration Form to submit your internship for unit chair approval. Students cannot commence their internship or enrol in this unit until they have registered and received approval from the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning team.

For information on the above process, see: https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/artsed/work-integrated-learning/internships/process

**Please note that internship applications need to be registered at least two weeks before commencing an internship. Students will have the best success if they commence their research, planning and preparation early.

Please contact the Faculty of Arts and Education WIL Team for more information and assistance.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Identify and set appropriate professional development learning goals to be achieved via completion of a discipline-relevant placement in a professional setting

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management


Explain and evidence how disciplinary knowledge gained via a specified major sequence was utilised during the placement

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Reflect critically on progress towards learning goals over the duration of the placement

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Evaluate and evidence the impact of the placement on the development of career-relevant transversal skills and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Articulate and evidence how the placement has contributed towards attainment of at least one Deakin Graduate Learning Outcome

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

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


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Report 800 words
or equivalent 
20% Week 1 or 2
Assessment 2 - Journal 1200 words
or equivalent 
30% Week 6 or 7
Assessment 3 - Final report 1600 words
or equivalent 
40% Week 10 or 11
Assessment 4 - Presentation 4 minutes 10% Week 11

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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