SPECIAL NOTE: Availability of placements varies from year to year. Applicants will be notified if their enrolment has been approved one week before commencement of semester.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* 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).
Students are assigned to a placement in the media industry either in a government or private institution approved by the University. Students learn the practical skills necessary for the media practitioner. Placement gives students the opportunity to better understand how journalistic theory operates in practice. Students will improve their ability to meet news writing, public relations and production deadlines. Students will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the gathering of news, the presentation or publication of news or contribute to the production of press releases or similar material while working under the supervision of a qualified professional.
professional practice skills acquired during placement (awarded in consultation with placement provider), work portfolio or account, and 1500-word reflexive analysis of professional practice experience (60%), 1,500-word essay (30%), oral presentation on placement (10%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 10 days placement per student; fortnightly 2-hr seminar
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.