The Internship is designed to provide you with learning in the workplace that supports, illustrates and extends the theoretical and practical learning provided through the classroom environment. You will experience life in the workplace, apply and broaden their professional and theoretical skills and form a network of industry contacts.
The concepts and principles of your chosen specialisation are examined in the work setting providing substantial (student) learning and benefits to the employer through the introduction of new ideas at the forefront of the discipline.
The Internship subject provides you with a general entry-level position within the area of their specialisation. During this time you may be employed on a casual, part-time, or full time basis. Through a genuine workplace experience (i.e. a “real” job) you set your classroom learning in context within the workplace and through that experience prepare yourself for your future career. Through directed workplace learning you will increase your self-awareness, clarify your professional goals, gain an understanding of industry expectations and explore areas that can enhance your career journey in your specialisation including networking and resume building. You will develop enhanced employment prospects and learn how to take full responsibility for your own learning.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The Teaching & Learning Strategy is to facilitate the integration of classroom learning into the workplace in a practical context.
- Demonstrate proficiency in communication and practical generic workplace skills.
- Demonstrate and link these competencies with the overall course aim.
- Demonstrate an awareness of workplace culture and employer expectations.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the work experience to reflect on their future studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding that academic learning is necessary for career success but that
complementary practical understanding is also critical.
Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.