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Professional Internship: Learning in Practice - PACE399

This unit provides a scaffolded curriculum to support experiential learning through a professional work placement. Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired in a particular discipline to an authentic work setting, and will develop new skills and knowledge which will enable them to participate meaningfully in the workplace. Students will be encouraged to reflect on a learning experience which integrates theory and practice, as well as on their roles and responsibilities as workers and citizens. The unit also introduces them to self-directed lifelong learning. Depending on their discipline and chosen career path students will be able to either apply for a placement available through Macquarie University's pool of experiential activities with partner organisations, or negotiate their own activity with an organisation of their interest. Students will need to complete a minimum of 50 and a maximum of 80 hours of placement.

To enroll in PACE399, you must complete the following steps:
1) Email to express your interest in taking PACE399 and to receive information about the enrollment process for this unit.
2) Secure an internship.
3) Submit a project proposal describing your internship.
4) Once your proposal has been approved, apply for Special Approval.

Please do not submit a Special Approval request without completing these steps.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rebecca Bilous

Permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): FOBE300, FOHS300
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:


Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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