Courses & Units

Industry Placement HEJ354



Teaching pattern will involve 10 days placement per student, 9 hours of seminar attendance, engagement with online content, and consultations with the Unit Coordinator as needed. Specific details will be made available to students prior to the start of semester. Availability of placements varies from year to year. The placement process can take some weeks and commences in advance of the start of semester.

Students undertaking JMC Major only: Entry to this unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. Applicants will be notified if their enrolment has been approved by the end of the first week of semester. A credit average in Journalism, Media and Communications units is desirable for entry into this unit.


You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication and presentation of journalism, media and communications content, while working under the supervision of a qualified professional. The combination of work-integrated learning and seminars focused on peer reflection and career discussion will offer you the opportunity to develop self-reflexivity towards your professional practices, as well as a clearer understanding of the industry contexts and work cultures to which you may be suited. The internship experience may also enable you to build a network of peers and industry contacts. Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the Coordinator and to the availability of work placements.


Unit name Industry Placement
Unit code HEJ354
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications

Dr Erin Hawley

Teaching staff

Dr Erin Hawley

Level Advanced
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 13T or F4G students: HEJ240

For students outside 13T or F4G commencing prior to 2017: 25 credit points introductory HEJ units and 25 credit points intermediate HEJ units.

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ318 Professional Placement


Teaching Pattern

10 days placement

3 x 3 hour seminars

60 minutes of weekly online engagement

  1. Research Essay – 2000 words (40%)
  2. Internship Portfolio (60%)
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