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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)TBD

Synopsis

The internship provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, and to gain first-hand experience in working in the area of specialty in which they want to pursue after graduation. The work placement is aimed at consolidating and extending what they have learnt from core units and other Degree units, through experiential learning. The unit develops their understanding of the application of academically obtained knowledge and skills in a workplace environment, and facilitates their acquisition of work-based networks for potential employment opportunities. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to analyse and undertake a workplace task
  2. enhanced communication skills
  3. the development of skills applicable for working within an organisation
  4. experience in professional ethics (integrating value issues in practice and assessing critically the use of professional knowledge skills and communication).

Assessment

Assessment tasks equivalent to 9000 words, including at least 6000 words of written work (5000 words in languages other than English), will be specified in the unit guide. Written work can include research reports, reflective pieces evaluating the internship experience, and other written pieces focused on skills or experience. Where appropriate, assessment of other workplace tasks may be included, drawing on the report provided by the workplace supervisor.

Prerequisites

First-year sequence in approved discipline, as per the area of study

Prohibitions

Any other WLI unit