Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester B 2012 (Day)


Previously coded WLI2005


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.


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. gained experience in professional ethics (integrating value issues in practice and assessing critically the use of professional knowledge, skills and communication).


Assessment tasks equivalent to 4500 words, including at least 3000 words of written work (2500 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.


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


Any other Workplace Learning Internship unit