1 x 110-hour field placement once-only
4 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
9 units of Level 2 topics
Assignment(s), Placement
Topic description

This topic provides students with the opportunity to undertake a workplace-based project, or work placement, in an area related to one of their fields of study. Through this, students will have the opportunity to examine how the skills and knowledge they have acquired through the degree can be applied to work place scenarios.

The precise nature of each placement is to be developed in conjunction with the topic coordinator.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to explore ways in which skills and knowledge acquired through their study are applied in workplace scenarios
  • Develop the vocabulary to communicate how their skills and knowledge are valuable to employers
  • Assist students in identifying a career path and beginning the transition from study to employment
  • Expose students to current practices in one area of the communication industries
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse and assess how their study has prepared them for a pathway to employment
  2. Apply skills and knowledge acquired during their degree to a workplace setting
  3. Analyse their strengths and weakness, both professionally and academically
  4. Articulate contemporary themes and issues of the communication industries, both verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.