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ACC700 - Communication and Creative Arts Internship


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Internship unit
Trimester 2: Internship unit
Trimester 3: Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Janine Little
Trimester 2: Erin Hawley
Trimester 3: Jennifer Martin



Students must have completed at least 4 credits of study in a Graduate Diploma or Masters program within the School of Communication and Creative Arts and have permission from the Unit Chair to enrol.

Incompatible with: ALX721
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:

Online independent learning and a minimum of 100 internship placement hours with an approved host organisation


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 your tasks, goals, hours, and supervision arrangements.
  3. Register: *Apply online to have your internship approved. Students cannot commence their internship or enrol in this unit until they have applied online and received approval from the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning team.

*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 - prepare, secure and register an internship: deakin.edu.au/artsed-wil


This Internship unit, available to all students in Communication and Creative Arts courses, is an internship placement with an approved host organisation. Internships may be undertaken across a very broad range of industries such as 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/digital media.

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

Research and examine trends in workplace structures, systems and cultures, in relation to disciplinary knowledge, theories and concepts, to inform cultural fit and prospective career decisions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Evaluate workplace and professional practices relevant to your discipline, to advance attainment of career goals

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


Articulate and evidence your transferable skills

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Workplace profile 2000 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available.
Due around the mid-point of the student’s placement.
Assessment 2 - Internship Reflection 2000 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available.
Due around the end-point of the student’s placement.
Assessment 3 - Elevator Pitch 1000 words
or equivalent
20% Due at the same time as Assignment 2.

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

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACC700
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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