Courses & Units

Opportunity Knocks: Individual Professional Development FSX308

Hobart, Launceston


In order to undertake this unit you will have been offered a significant industry-based professional development opportunity.

This opportunity could be:

  • An industry placement in a cultural institution;
  • selection in a curated exhibition;
  • an internship;
  • curating an exhibition;
  • writing a scholarly catalogue essay or critical review for publication;
  • a residency;
  • a commission

Before you will be accepted to enrol in this unit you will need to make a case in writing that this is a substantial opportunity, by arguing for the quality, complexity or significance of the activity.

For assessment on completion of the unit you will be required to submit a detailed report on the activity and articulate how it has impacted on developing your practice or professional profile.  As part of your report, you will be required to include a reference from your mentor or the host of your opportunity, to provide a brief evaluative commentary on your participation and performance.


Unit name Opportunity Knocks: Individual Professional Development
Unit code FSX308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Bill Hart

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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50 points at introductory level in the  BFA, BFA (hons) or BVC degrees



Report and documentation of activity 100% - Ungraded PASS/FAIL (PASS if the opportunity if fulfilled)

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