Course Title: Justice and Legal Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Justice and Legal Internship

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2181

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2181

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

UGRDFx2019 (All)

HWSS2181

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

UGRDFx2020 (All)

HWSS2181

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

UGRDFlex21 (WIL3),

UGRDFlex21 (All)

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Michele Ruyters

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 2537

Course Coordinator Email: michele.ruyters@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.04.10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study  

You should have satisfactorily completed two years of your program before you commence this course.  

This capstone course is completed in the 3rd year of your program 


Course Description

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.  

This course will enable you to engage in a work situation in a relevant organisation under the supervision of an approved field tutor. The experience you gain should assist you to make informed choices with respect to employment at the end of your studies. You will also gain expertise in completing job applications and an appreciation of workplace OH&S issues. Central to internship is learning by observation, participation in teams and undertaking work in employment or community organisations. 

You may complete your internship by : 

 1.Placement within a relevant organisation for a 50 days; 

 OR

 2.Successful applicants may also complete a 50 day internship with the Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative at RMIT OR the Bridge of Hope Criminal Case Review Project 

Variations to these requirements must be negotiated with the JLWIL co-ordinator. 

Your internship can be completed within Australia or in another country in an organisation or agency which is aligned with your study interests and career aspirations. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

 
  1. Effectively apply the principles, theories and philosophies of the criminal justice system in practical contexts
  2. Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse criminal justice settings
  3. Contextualise specific criminal justice-based knowledge according to socially and culturally diverse environments 
  4. Assist in the identification of needs and the planning of research in the criminal justice field  


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  1. Analyse and critique professional practice in an organisation relevant to the justice sector and your career interests  
  2. Explain the organisational structure of the organisation and the role and function of employees working in the area 
  3. Identify good teamwork principles and practices and group dynamics
  4. Critically reflect on theories, approaches and research informing practice in the organisation
  5. Critique the OH&S practices of the organisation;
  6. Demonstrate newly acquired skills resulting from the experience of professional practice
  7. Utilise effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills relevant to the chosen workplace
  8. Reflect on and self-appraise your professional learning and development


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning is predominantly situated within a Justice organisation where you will undertake supervised work duties. Activities include the 50 days field placement, interactive class activities, guest speakers, presentations, role plays and student lead discussions. You will be supported through placement preparation and planning in consultation with the Criminal Justice Studies WIL team and other relevant staff. 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be given access to a wide range of resources through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.  You are also expected to examine organisational documents whilst on placement to gain a broader understanding of the organisation and workforce. Students who complete a placement with the Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative or the Criminal Case Review Project at RMIT will be provided with relevant literature and other resources on site. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

    Assessment Task 1: Video Presentation, 15%, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO8,  

    Assessment Task 2: Job Application and Interview, 40%, CLO2, CLO3, CLO6 and CLO7 

    Assessment Task 3: Reflections 20% CLO1 – CLO5 and CLO8 

    Assessment Task 4: E-Portfolio, 25%, CLO1 – CLO8 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.