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.


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 Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Erin Hawley

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school 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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
Winter school 1/6/2020 10/6/2020 22/6/2020 12/7/2020

* 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 2020.

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



HEJ240, or HEJ260 and HEJ270

Mutual Exclusions

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

HEJ318 Professional Placement


Teaching Pattern

10 days placement, 6 supervisory meetings with unit coordinator during semester, 60 minutes of weekly online engagement.

  1. Research journal - 6 x 200 words (30%)
  2. Internship Portfolio (70%)
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