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LocationDomesticInternational
LismoreSession 3Session 3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
OnlineSession 1,2,3N/A

Unit description

Internship Study introduces students to the requirements of the professional working environment and allows them to practise and reflect on workplace skills, under supervision outside of the University.  It prepares students for entry to the workforce after graduation.

Unit content

Writing a cover letter
Addressing selection criteria
Developing a resume
Interviewing skills
Other content will vary dependent on the students placement

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the requirements of employment and workplace practicesEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
2apply interpersonal and technical skills necessary in their chosen fieldCreativityEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate a willingness and capacity to undertake and assess professional duties required during their internshipCreativityEthical practice
4apply theoretical knowledge from their university studies to the workplace environmentCreativityEthical practice
5write a cover letter, address selection criteria, develop a professional resume and perform well in a formal interviewCommunication and social skills
6critically assess and reflect on their workplace experience.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the requirements of employment and workplace practices
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply interpersonal and technical skills necessary in their chosen field
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate a willingness and capacity to undertake and assess professional duties required during their internship
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. apply theoretical knowledge from their university studies to the workplace environment
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. write a cover letter, address selection criteria, develop a professional resume and perform well in a formal interview
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. critically assess and reflect on their workplace experience.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hrs (6 weeks)
Assessment
Notice of PlacementSR
BlogSR
JournalSR
Supervisor's EvaluationSR
PortfolioSR

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hrs (6 weeks)
Assessment
Notice of PlacementSR
BlogSR
JournalSR
Supervisor's EvaluationSR
PortfolioSR

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hrs (6 weeks)
Assessment
Notice of PlacementSR
BlogSR
JournalSR
Supervisor's EvaluationSR
PortfolioSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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