Courses & Units

Industry Placement HEJ354


Specific details of consultations with staff will be made available to students prior to the start of semester. Availability of placements varies from year to year. The process of organising placements can take some weeks and commences in advance of the start of semester.

Permission of the unit coordinator required before students can be enrolled.


You will be assigned to a work placement 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 creative 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Linda Hunt
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Winter school 29/5/2023 6/6/2023 19/6/2023 9/7/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe current issues, processes and practices relevant to the industry or specialisation in which you complete your internship
  • Identify connections between your practice and research in the context of your internship experience
  • Solve problems and respond to the workplace realities and challenges specific to your specialisation area.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100799 $1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Placement 70 to 100 hrs Approximately 1 hour per week self directed learning

AssessmentResearch Journal (30%)|Portfolio (50%)|Reflective Statement (20%)
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