ARTSEXP 7001 - Workplace Experience Postgraduate

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Students spend 150 hours working in the private, public or community sector in South Australia, in one of three streams - Industry, Creativity or Research. The internship is supported by a regular seminar program focusing on career readiness and broad-ranging professional skills. Internships are generally self-sourced, but students can also be supported to locate placements related to their area of study where possible. Final placement will be dependent on the availability of a host organisation, successful application to the host organisation and completion of all required paperwork before the commencement of the internship. Students should contact the Arts Internships Office at least three months before the beginning of the enrolment semester to maximise opportunities for securing an internship.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTSEXP 7001
    Course Workplace Experience Postgraduate
    Coordinating Unit Arts Faculty Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 2 hours per week x 8 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites 12 units of postgraduate coursework study in the Faculty of Arts
    Incompatible ARTS 7003, ARTS 7003EX
    Restrictions Students enrolled in postgraduate coursework Programs in the Faculty of Arts
    Assessment Host evaluation, Reflective journal, Presentation or poster, Final report OR Host evaluation, Extended research report
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kathryn Bowd

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1.  Operate effectively and ethically in a professionally focused environment
    2.  Utilise professional-standard communication skills across a range of genres
    3.  Reflect on, critically assess and synthesise academic and workplace learning
    4.  Form personalised learning objectives for ongoing professional development
    5.  Engage with contemporary industry-related challenges and opportunities6.Effectively manage the requirements of internship documentation and professional engagement with internship hosts
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    3, 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 6

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2, 4, 5, 6

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1, 6

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1, 3, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All required resources will be provided through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    All recommended resources will be provided through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Workplace Experience Postgraduate will include two main elements:
    - An internship of approximately 150 hours;
    - A seminar program to be run over eight weeks (2 hours per week).

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Internship: 150 hours
    Seminar program: 1 x 2hr seminar per week for eight weeks
    Self-directed learning activities will include reading, research and assignment preparation
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    There are two assessment pathways for this course. The choice of pathway will depend on the internship activities being undertaken.

    Pathway A:
    - Host evaluation 20%
    - Reflective journal 30%
    - Presentation or poster 10%
    - Final report 40%

    Pathway B:
    - Host evaluation 20%
    - Extended research report 80%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    All assessment items must be submitted for students to be eligible to pass the course.

    Successful completion of the CV360 resume checker exercise is a hurdle requirement for the course.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    All assignments must be submitted through MyUni.

    Host evaluations are submitted by hosts direct to the Internships Office.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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  • Policies & Guidelines
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