Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit gives students in their second or third academic year the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement within an organisation normally outside the University. Placements may be advertised in the Business School or be arranged by students themselves. A placement can involve a specific project, where the student works on the solution to a problem or explore possibilities for an organisation, the placement may be in the nature of an unpaid or paid internship, where students gain relevant work experience in a business environment. Students undertaking an internship need to demonstrate how they are able to make a valuable contribution to the hosting organisation and how they expect the internship to benefit their university studies.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) critically evaluate and apply discipline knowledge to a work environment; (2) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (3) negotiate and plan a proposal and prepare a final report in a discipline related to their chosen major(s); (4) perform tasks set by an employer to a satisfactory standard; (5) reflect and report on the experience in the workplace; and (6) acquire skills needed for successful transition to the workplace.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) careers workshops or related professional development activities; (2) 30 Hour challenge and placement review; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Peter Robinson
Unit rules
Students must be matched with a project and have completed at least two Level 2 units in the degree specific major relevant to the project before they can enrol in this unit.
Approved quota: 30—achieved prerequisite, academic merit, relevance of placement and availability of supervision
Contact hours
work in a company: 100 hours
plus proposal and report writing
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.