Courses & Units

Professional Practice and Industry Engagement HEJ240



Teaching pattern will vary from semester to semester but will comprise 32.5 hours including face to face seminars, fieldwork, online activities, and self directed study. Students will be advised of the teaching pattern at the start of semester.


This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content, based on a client brief and/or industry scenario. In some cases, students may complete their creative communications project for a real-life client. In collaboration with an academic coordinator, industry mentors will guide students through the completion of their project, which may involve site visits, field trips, shadowing and client meetings. Project work is complemented by intensive workshops, designed to prepare students for professional practice and potential completion of the third-year internship experience.


Unit name Professional Practice and Industry Engagement
Unit code HEJ240
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications

 Dr Katrina Clifford

Teaching staff

Dr Katrina Clifford and JMC staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units

For students outside the Bachelor of Media commencing prior to 2017: 2 HEJ level 100 units



Project Brief (20%); Reflective Journal (20%); Project Presentation and Evaluation Report (60%)

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