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AWL300 - Internship


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 2: Tony Chalkley
Trimester 3: Tony Chalkley

Students must have passed 8 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Additional entry requirements may apply – please refer to the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team for further information.

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning, including 3 x 2-hour workshops scheduled across the trimester (livestreamed and recorded) and a minimum of 100 internship hours with an approved host organisation (or equivalent).

In-person attendance requirements:

100 internship hours with an approved host organisation (or equivalent)


All students must complete the following three-step internship application process:

  • Prepare: Complete the ArtsEd Pre-Internship Program in CloudDeakin.
  • Secure: Identify, research and contact potential host organisations. Negotiate your tasks, goals, hours, and supervision arrangements.
  • 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 (WIL) 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


Working with an approved organisation, you will have the opportunity to apply the principles and practices from your chosen field of study in a professional setting through the completion of an internship. Internships provide the opportunity to learn directly from experienced professionals, enhance your discipline-specific and transferable skills, build your network of contacts, contribute to professional projects and activities that have real-world impact, and sample potential career paths. Plus, an internship makes a good impression on a resume - it speaks volumes about your commitment to gaining industry experience and enhancing your employability, even before you have graduated from your course. Internships are normally undertaken in the second or third year (or equivalent) of study.

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 the completion of the internship.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

Demonstrate evidence of applying professional protocols, standards and formats for interacting and communicating with workplace supervisors, peers and audiences.

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management


Evaluate the internship experience in relation to the theories and concepts from their university study and the progress made towards achieving their personal development and career goals.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Articulate and evidence their transferable skills and employability in digital and non-digital modes.

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Pre-Internship Report 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 – Internship Reflection 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 – Elevator Pitch 3-minute video presentation 20% 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

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via: AWL300

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.