ABLEINT 2001 - ABLE Internship Level II

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2024

Students spend 120-150 hours working in the private, public, community, business, not-for-profit or arts sectors. This provides the student with an opportunity to experience a hands-on professional environment in which to observe and apply their knowledge and skills from their degree. Internships may be project-based and/or reflect day-to-day activities of the host organisation. Students may have the option of completing a remote internship with an organisation based in South Australia or elsewhere. The internship is supported by a preliminary half-day seminar focusing on career readiness and professional preparation. Students can apply for internship opportunities advertised through the university, or may be able to source their own internship. 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 cannot self-enrol in this course, and will be enrolled by the Internships Team after securing their approved internship. For inquiries about internship processes and timelines, please contact the Internships Team ( Students must complete the program to the satisfaction of their host organisation as well as an academic supervisor to be eligible to pass this course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ABLEINT 2001
    Course ABLE Internship Level II
    Coordinating Unit Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 4 hours (in total 1 x seminar per Semester)
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites 18 units of undergraduate study
    Incompatible ARTSEXP 2001, ARTSEXP 2003
    Restrictions Students enrolled in Faculty of ABLE undergraduate programs
    Assessment Internship documentation, journal exercises, career portfolio, host evaluation, feedback form
    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
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Demonstrate understanding of potential career deirectios and settings
    2 Articulate short and medium-term career goals and strategies to work towards these
    3 Demonstrate understanding of one or more industries or industry sectors relevant to career interests
    4 Demonstrate understanding and application of key employability skills
    5 Produce a professionally focused resume and portfolio
    6 Communicate effectively with peers
    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

  • 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
    The course will be introduced in the first week of the semester/study period with a four-hour seminar focusing on professional preparation and employment skills, knowledge and tools.

    This seminar will be co-taught across the suite of Faculty of ABLE elective internship courses. Support will be provided on an ongoing basis during the semester/study period by opportunities for one-on-one engagement with an academic staff member in person or on Zoom (scheduled ‘drop-in’ times or by appointment).

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

    Students complete an internship of 120 to 150 hours, and attend a 4-hour introductory seminar. For detail on assessment tasks, see Assessment section.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements
    Students will undertake a 120-hour - 150 hour internship, preferably completed between the start and end of the semester/study period.

  • 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
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle Requirement Learning Outcome
    Completion of internship documentation Summative


    Yes 1,2,3
    Journal exercises Formative and Summative NGP Yes 1,2,3,4,6
    Career portfolio Summative NGP Yes 3,5,6
    Host evaluation Summative NGP Yes 1,6
    Post-internship feedback fom Summative NGP Yes 2,4,7
    Students completing all assessment tasks to pass standard will be awarded a final grade of NGP. Students who do not complete all tasks or do not complete tasks to pass standard will receive a Fail. The Host evaluation is managed by the Internships Team and completed by the internship host.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    All assessment items must be successfully completed for an NGP to be recorded in this course.
    Assessment Detail
    Completion of internship documentation:
    All documentation related to the internship must be completed before the commencement of the internship

    Journal exercises x 3:
    Pre-internship goal setting exercise, midpoint activities and skills, final video reflection on challenging aspect of internship

    Career Portfolio:
    Resume, cover letter, portfolio, LinkedIn account

    Host evaulation:
    Evaluation completed by internship host

    Post-internship feedback form:
    completed by the student
    The journal exercises and career portfolio mustbe submitted through MyUni; the internship documentation and post-internship
    feedback form must be submitted through the Sonia database.

    Course Grading

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

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    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.

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    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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