Internship I (Placement Only)

Subject MULT90018 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Between 10 - 15 days placement. Occasional academic supervision before, during and after the placement to be determined in consultation with the subject coordinator, and participation in seminars as required.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Between 10 - 15 days placement
Total Time Commitment:



Completion of first 25 points of the Advanced Graduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications) (095EC); or the completion of the first 100 points of the Master of Publishing and Communications (MC-PUBCOM), Master of Global Media and Communication (MC-GMCOM), Master of Arts & Cultural Management (175AA). Students who have already completed an internship subject must obtain the approval of the course coordinator to enrol in this subject.

Students must have achieved an average grade of 70% or higher in the first 100 points of their Masters degree or the first 25 point of their Postgraduate Diploma, or have secured special permission to enrol from the subject coordinator, in order to enrol in this subject.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have previously completed 107-547 Art Curatorship Internship, 760-435 Internship 1, or 107-544 Work Experience Placement are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core Participation Requirements:

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.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Amanda Coles, Dr Beth Driscoll


Beth Driscoll (Publishing and Media)

Amanda Coles (Arts and Cultural Management & Art Curatorship)

Work Integrated Learning Officer
Cedric Cho (Faculty of Arts)

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will be assisted to find a placement in a professional working environment. They will work under the guidance of a senior staff member, with additional support from the subject co-ordinator. The placement will enable students to apply in a practical environment skills developed in their other coursework units. Students will thus gain direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field. The internship may be undertaken as a practicum at the students' workplace if appropriate.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion students will have:

  • acquired an extensive knowledge of the conditions, cultures and practices of a range of workplaces;
  • gained practical vocational experience in an industry setting;
  • applied professional concepts, frameworks and techniques in a vocational setting;
  • gained significant insight into the complexities of professional decision making and management; and
  • developed a capacity to critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports.
  • reflective journal assignment 1500 words 30% (500 words due 25 hours after the commencement of the placement; 1,000 words due one week after the conclusion of the placement)
  • research report of 3,500 words 70% (3500 words due 3 weeks after the conclusion of the placement)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion students will have:

  • advanced their communication skills through contribution to seminar discussions and presentations, and participation in workplace-based discussions and reporting sessions;
  • developed their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration with the workplace mentor and other staff; and
  • developed their time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments.
Related Course(s): Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Art Curatorship
100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Moving Image
150 Point Master of Art Curatorship
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
150 Point Moving Image
200 Point Master of Art Curatorship
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Moving Image

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