Credit points


Campus offering

No unit offerings are currently available for this unit


(MEDA200 Making Track: an Introduction to Audio Production AND MEDA201 Online Video Production AND MEDA202 AND MEDA203 AND MEDA206 Radio Production AND MEDA207 Sound to Screen AND MEDA208 AND MEDA209 Reading Screen Texts AND MEDA210 AND MEDA211 AND MEDA213 AND MEDA214 Digital Imaging and Web Design AND MEDA215) AND (COMM213 Interpersonal Communication AND COMM218 Communication in the Workplace AND COMM219 AND COMM220)

Teaching organisation

Off-campus internship placement of three weeks (108 hours), or equivalent part-time.

Unit rationale, description and aim

This internship unit will provide a vocational focus for students as they prepare for a diversity of careers in media practices and will encourage them to view their professional practice and experience in the context of their studies.


In this unit, students are required to work in an assisting role within a media organisation or in a communications role within an organisation. The unit will also provide students with workshops on industry practice and preparation for the workplace


 The aim of this unit is to provide students with a hands-on industry experience and encourage students to reflect on the changing work patterns and technologies they observe in their placement and to develop an awareness of their individual strengths in media and communication.

Learning outcomes

To successfully complete this unit you will be able to demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes (LO) detailed in the below table.

Each outcome is informed by a number of graduate capabilities (GC) to ensure your work in this, and every unit, is part of a larger goal of graduating from ACU with the attributes of insight, empathy, imagination and impact.

Explore the graduate capabilities.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

LO1 - Investigate the varied nature of employment and practice in the field of media and/or communication (GA4, GA5)

LO2 - Clarify their career goals and develop confidence in their preparation for working professionally in the media industries (GA4, GA5)

LO3 - Identify their own individual strengths in areas of media production (GA4, GA5, GA6)

LO4 - Apply skills and knowledge acquired during their academic studies to a related workplace setting (GA4, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8, GA9, GA10)

Graduate attributes

GA4 - think critically and reflectively 

GA5 - demonstrate values, knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to the discipline and/or profession 

GA6 - solve problems in a variety of settings taking local and international perspectives into account

GA7 - work both autonomously and collaboratively 

GA8 - locate, organise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information 

GA9 - demonstrate effective communication in oral and written English language and visual media 

GA10 - utilise information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively.


This unit is designed to provide students with ‘hands-on’ experience in an area of professional practice related to media production. In consultation with their lecturer, students will be encouraged to source and arrange their placement, ideally in a setting that best matches their interests. Students will also be introduced to a range of industry practices and skills for work readiness

Learning and teaching strategy and rationale

This unit will combine workshops and industry placement . The workshops will provide students with the skills necessary to apply for internships and jobs such as CV writing, Job interviews and cover letters. The students will also source their internships with the support of the L.I.C and take up the duties required for the specified number of hours.

Assessment strategy and rationale

A range of assessment procedures will be used that combine to meet the learning outcomes and graduate attributes of the unit, consistent with University assessment requirements.

Overview of assessments

Brief Description of Kind and Purpose of Assessment TasksWeightingLearning OutcomesGraduate Attributes

Oral Presentation

Requires students to report on the experiences of their internship and reflect on that workplace


LO1, LO2, LO3

GA4, GA5

Work Journal and diary

Requires students to keep and write a journal reflecting on their internship experiences


LO1, LO2, LO3

GA4, GA5

Reflective analysis of experience

Requires students to reflect on their experiences in the internship and consider the benefits for their future careers


LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4

GA4, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8, GA9, GA10


Internships are generally assessed on a Pass/Fail basis unless the intern is attending ACU on a cross-institutional basis and the student’s home institution requests otherwise. 

Representative texts and references

A Guide to Internships. Information for Internship Providers and Student Interns relevant to their internship in media and communication will be provided for students.

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