Arts Internship

Subject MULT20010 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Jan-2016 to 14-Feb-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 08-Jan-2016
Census Date 15-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Feb-2016

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 80 -100 hours placement, 2 hour induction, 8 hours pre-placement, 2 hours mid-placement, 8 hours post-placement.
Total Time Commitment:

132-152 hours.


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:
30 November - Summer availability
31 January - Semeter 1
30 June - Semester 2

Application form can be found at:



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:
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 Violeta Schubert


Subject Overview:

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 Melbourne Careers Centre's employment preparation seminars and workshops and access other careers resources to help you to identify potential host organisations ( 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 subject co-ordinator.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject will:

• Illustrate a general understanding of the concepts and principles of career development planning theory and practice;

• Demonstrate an independent approach to learning and knowledge;

• Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant organisational contexts and work-settings;

• Produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills;

• Reflect on the process and output of a work project/placement to articulate their academic and career development learning from the experience;

• Contribute as a member of a team.

  • 1,500 word career case-study based on an interview with an employee in your placement organisation 30% due mid-semester;
  • Team-focussed activity: 20 minute group presentation on a work-related or discipline specific topic 20% (to be presented in weeks 10, 11 & 12 classes);
  • 2,000 word reflective essay based on classroom and placement learnings 50% due at the start of the examination period;
  • 80 hours of satisfactory work placement (hurdle);
  • 100% attendance at seminars (hurdle).

Prescribed Texts:

Readings and resources will be provided via the LMS.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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


This subjects is available as an elective subject in the Bachelor of Arts.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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