Course Title: Media Career Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media Career Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Patrick Kelly

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3022

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course has been designed to allow you to research career paths in your field, improve your professional networks, and undertake the personal and professional development required for you to achieve your desired career outcome.

You will work with a career coach to help you identify, articulate and then develop strategies to reach your goal.

This course offers a range of frameworks for critically analysing and responding to the implications of change in the dynamic world of media and communication industries, including existing and emerging professional practices.

You have the option to undertake an industry placement* as an aspect of this course. Details of this will be provided by the Course Coordinator.

Placement Option Requirements
*An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through RMIT Global Mobility. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to Changes or cancellation of WIL activities in the WIL Guideline.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Analyse your own career ambitions.
  • Strategise your approach to meeting your goals, including identification of measurable objectives.
  • Implement innovative approaches to developing networks and meeting your goals.
  • Reflect on your career goals and opportunities.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:

  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Master a body of knowledge and specific technical skills to progress your professional career within the contemporary media and communication arena.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is offered in online and face to face modes. Seminars will be facilitated by lecturers with industry guests. You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as discussion, research, and individual and collaborative projects.

There may be opportunities for cross-institutional study and/or online collaboration in local or international communities of practice.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

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 may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

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 manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: