Course Title: Professional Placement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Placement

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Linje Manyozo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1938

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will have the opportunity to extend your professional practice knowledge and skills by working directly with industry. You will select one study option from a range of choices which may include a global intensive, a practice-based studio, an internship* or an industry project. Your choice must be negotiated and agreed to by your course or offering coordinator.

*An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement/internship (local and international). International placements/internships 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 Work integrated learning (WIL) guideline.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a postgraduate elective course, which will complement the course learning outcomes you are developing in your program.


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

  • Critically analyse and discuss your professional practice in relation to key characteristics and emerging issues of global practice in media and communication contexts.
  • Plan, develop and manage projects to meet client objectives, working collaboratively to achieve organisational and personal goals.
  • Reflect upon your personal and professional learning and critically analyse your contribution to the professional setting, making connections between academic knowledge and skills and practical applications.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

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 and Communication 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.

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 the Equitable Learning Services 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: Assessment


ASSESSMENT 1: Career Analysis & Placement Proposal (20%) Individual Linked CLO's 1

ASSESSMENT 2: Reflective Artefact (40%) Individual Linked CLO's 2,3

ASSESSMENT 3: Placement Presentation (40%) Linked CLO's 2