Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 80-100 hours placement, 2 hour induction, 8 hours pre-placement, 2 hours mid-placement, 8 hours post-placement |
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Completion of 100 points in the Bachelor of Arts. Confirmation of enrolment in this subject will be based on submission of a resume and internship application form outlining your goals and plans for the internship. Due 31 January.
Application form can be found at: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/amsc/getting-more/internships.html
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
This subject involves completion of an 80-100 hour work placement integrating academic learning, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organisations, workplace culture and career pathways. The placement is supplemented by pre- and post-placement classes, including a compulsory placement induction in Week 1 and compulsory pre-placement sessions in Weeks 2 &3, designed to introduce workplace culture and strategies for developing, identifying and articulating employability skills and attributes and linking them to employer requirements. The placement should draw on specific discipline skills associated with the course of enrolment. Pre-placement seminars will also include career development and planning, self-assessment, reflexivity and professional skills.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable work placement, by Week 1 of semester, with support from Student Programs staff. In the semester prior to your placement you should attend Careers & Employment (C&E) employment preparation seminars and workshops and access other C&E resources to help you to identify potential host organisations (http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/careers/). You will need to commence your approaches to organisations at least 4 weeks before the placement. More information is available in the Subject Guide. Placements must be approved by the Coordinator. If you have problems finding a placement you should contact the Course Coordinator.
On completion of the subject, students will have completed and reported on a course-related project in a workplace. They will also have enhanced employability skills including communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving, organisational and time-management, and an understanding of career planning and professional development.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
• identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant organisational contexts and work-settings; as well as linking them to specific professions and career pathways;
• produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
• review and reflect on the process and output of a work project/placement to articulate their academic and career development learning from the experience;
• understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to self reliance, lifelong learning and career progression.
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Readings and resources will be provided via the LMS.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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• Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, time management and organisational skills as a result of their participation in the workplace;
This subject is available as an elective subject in the Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Arts |
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