Courses & Units

Industry Placement HEJ354

Hobart, Launceston


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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Kathleen Williams

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Winter school 31/5/2021 9/6/2021 21/6/2021 11/7/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe current issues, processes and practices relevant to the industry or specialisation in which you complete your internship.
  2. Identify connections between your practice and research in the context of your internship experience.
  3. Solve problems and respond to the workplace realities and challenges specific to your specialisation area.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100799 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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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.


Task 1: Portfolio (70%)

Task 2: Essay (30%)

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