APE700 - Internship A


2021 unit informaiton

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Internship

Trimester 2: Internship

Trimester 3: Internship

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students need to seek permission from the unit chair to enrol.
This unit may not be taken in the first trimester of enrolment in the relevant course



Incompatible with:

AIM717, AHA726, AIR790

Study commitment

This is a Work Integrated Learning Unit.

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

For the 1 CP unit this will a minimum of 10-days working in a host organisation, plus approximately 50-70 hours for individual reflection and assessment

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Internship enrolment is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements.

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

Prepare: Complete the ArtsEd Pre-Internship Program in CloudDeakin. It is recommended that you also discuss your career and internship goals with the Course Director (or delegate) of your degree.

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 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 

In-person attendance requirements


The purpose of the unit is to allow students studying for taught postgraduate qualifications in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and who are usually in their final trimester of study, to take up a work or volunteer placement within a host organisation in Australia or overseas. The placement will assist them to gain an understanding of a workplace environment associated with their area of study, as well as undertake a specific project which makes a meaningful contribution. The basic principle of the Internship is that it should further the interests of both the students and the host organisation.

The Internship unit offers students an opportunity to gain first hand work experience in a region or employment sector closely associated with topics studied at university, and to explore the practical applications of their academic study. Students are expected to complete a minimum 10 days of work experience in their chosen organisation, either on a full time or part time basis.

Hurdle requirement

Brief summary of assessment tasks and hurdle requirement Rationale Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Prior to enrolment in the unit, students are required to undertake  Complete the ArtsEd Pre-Internship Program in CloudDeakin

The ArtsED pre-internship program is compulsory training program that students must complete in Cloud Deakin to prepare their internship experience. The program includes a set of resources to help them learn about how to find the right placement, how to make a great first impression, understand insurance and what their rights and responsibilities are as an intern.

GLO6 self-management

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