ACC317 - Communication and Creative Arts Internship A


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Internship unit

*CBD option

Trimester 3 2023 will be the final offering of this unit

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

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:


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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

  • 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:


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.

Students may take both of the Communication and Creative Arts Internships A & B (ACC317 & ACC318), subject to approval, either sequentially or at the same time to enable longer or more intensive placement, or to experience two different placements.

Unit Fee Information

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